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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

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