Classical: The Five Best Concerts

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The Lindsays today & tomorrow

The consistently excellent Lindsays give two not-to-be-missed concerts featuring string quartets by Haydn & Mendelssohn.

Wigmore Hall, London W (07-935 24) 7.30pm


Ades at Aldeburgh tomorrow

The young composer and director of this year's Aldeburgh Festival leads the BBC SO in a performance of his new work Asyla and others by Janacek, Sibelius and Per Norgard.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk (0728 454543) 8pm


Vienna Philharmonic Monday

Seiji Ozawa conducts the prestigious VPO in an all-Austrian programme of Haydn's Symphony No 39 and Bruckner's mighty Symphony No 2.

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.30pm


LSO Tue & Wed

Bernard Haitink is a formidable Strauss interpreter, so expect great things of his Eine Alpensinfonie, which is being aired over two nights with Mozart's Piano Concerto No 9 featuring Andras Schiff.

Barbican Centre, London EC2 (07-638 889) 7.30pm


Brahms Requiem Wed

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Philharmonia Chorus, under Martin Alsop, give a reading of Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem in an unforgettable setting.

St Paul's Cathedral, London (07-638 889) 9pm