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    Critic’s picks: Classical music

    Stu Rosner

    ANDRAS SCHIFF The superb Hungarian pianist returns to Boston with a recital program pairing Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations with Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations. Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661,

    BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Charles Dutoit leads the first of two subscription programs, featuring works by Ravel, Elgar, and Penderecki. Oct. 31-Nov. 5. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,

    HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY Former music director Grant Llewellyn (above) returns to the H&H podium works by Haydn, Mozart (Symphony No. 35) and Beethoven (Symphony No. 2). Nov. 1, 3. Symphony Hall. 617-266-3605 or


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