Classical: THE FIVE BEST CONCERTS

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One of the greatest sopranos to have come out of Russia in recent years, the electrifying Gorchakova sings songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, among others.

St John's Smith Square, London SW (07-222 06) 7.30pm

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Penelope Rapson leads her period-instrument ensemble, Fiori Musicali, in the UK premiere of a major work by one of the leading composers of the early 8th century. James Bowman is the counter-tenor soloist.

Stationers' Hall, London EC4 (0327 36380) 7pm

Zelenka's Requiem tonight & tomorrow

3

Peter Grimes tonight, Tue & Fri

Britten's tortured fisherman (sung by Robert Brubaker) makes his return in this ENO production, with Vivian Tierney as Ellen Orford: Paul Daniel conducts, Tim Albery directs.

Coliseum, London WC2 (07-632 8300) 7.30pm

4

Ian Bostridge Mon

Second airing from Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake for Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and a new work by Hans Werne Henze, Six Songs from the Arabian.

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

5

Andras Schiff & the Panocha Quartet Tue

An all-Dvorak programme centres on the gorgeous Piano Quintet in A, with the equally delightful Piano Quartet in E flat and the Terzetto making up the remainder.

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

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