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THE WIGMORE HALL'S new autumn season starts today in fine style with a visit from the distinguished soprano Edith Mathis. Still in glittering voice, Ms Mathis is one of the finest exponents of the Austro-Germanic lieder repertoire. Joined at the piano by master accompanist Graham Johnson, the pair contribute to the Wigmore's ongoing Schumann Series, with a range of songs by him, as well as by Beethoven and Hugo Wolf.

Wigmore Hall, London W1 (0171-935 2141) 7.30pm

Featured Prom's composer Karol Szymanowski receives his final airing of the season via his enchanting cycle Songs of a Fairytale Princess, sung by Valdine Anderson. An inviting programme also finds Mark Elder (above) conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Stravinsky's Scherzo Fantastique, Debussy's ballet score, Jeux, and Holst's ever-popular "The Planets".

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (0171-589 8212) 7.30pm

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