Classical: The Five Best Concerts

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Mozart and Haydn tonight

Richard Hickox conducts the Collegium Musicuam 90 Choir and Orchestra in Mozart works, including the Symphony No 4 "Jupiter" and Haydn's "Nelson" Mass, with soloists including Susan Gritton and Stephen Varcoe.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (07-589 822) 8pm

2

Cabaret songs tonight

The excellent mezzo-soprano Della Jones and her accompanist present a recital of Broadway songs by Gershwin, Weill and Kern, and cabaret songs by Poulenc, Satie and Britten.

St John's, Smith Square, London SW (07-222 06) 9pm

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Anonymous 4 Mon

A rare opportunity to see this American all-female vocal ensemble in a lunchtime recital which mixes readings from Dante with love songs by 4th-century Italian composer Francesco Landini.

V&A, London SW7 (07-589 822) pm

4

The Battle Tue & Wed

As part of the Charivari Agreable festival - and commemorating the 350th anniversary of the end of the English Civil War - a concert of transcriptions from early 7th-century virginal books.

Exeter College Chapel, Oxford (0865 798600) 8pm

5

Neeme Jarvi conducts Thur

Jarvi can be a tremendously exciting conductor, so expect some fireworks as he takes the BBC SO through a programme sandwiching Tobias's Two Sacred Choruses and a world premiere of HK Gruber's Trumpet Concerto between Nielsen's Springtime on Funen and Aladdin suite. Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (07-589 822) 7pm

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