Critic’s picks for Boston-area classical music

Julian Rachlin, violinist,  with Itamar Golan, pianist.

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Julian Rachlin, violinist, with Itamar Golan, pianist.


Alan Gilbert is back on the BSO podium Jan. 15 with works by Stravinsky, Ravel, and Dutilleux. Violinist Julian Rachlin (pictured) replaces Lisa Batiashvili, who had to cancel for health reasons, as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Daniele Gatti leads Verdi’s Requiem Jan. 17-19. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,


The violinist and pianist embark on a multi-part survey of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, starting with the early Op. 12, Nos. 1-3. Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-278-5156,



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