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Jeremy Eichler’s 2013 classical music picks

 BSO performances in Symphony Hall: Music by Oliver Knussen and others, led by Knussen. Music by Thomas Adès and others, led by Adès

 BSO at Tanglewood: Act III of Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” with Bryn Terfel and Katarina Dalayman, led by Lothar Koenigs  New opera: “Written on Skin” by George Benjamin, led by Benjamin at Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music

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 Old opera: Wagner’s “Rienzi,” marking the company debut of Odyssey Opera

 Belated opera: John Harbison’s “Great Gatsby,” performed by the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music led by Ryan Turner.

 Opera on location: Britten’s “Peter Grimes” on the beach at the Aldeburgh Festival in England

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 Chemistry on location: Andris Nelsons leading the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

 New talent: Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja performing Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Boston Philharmonic under the baton of Benjamin Zander

 Period instrument performances: Handel’s “Jephtha” with the Handel and Haydn Society led by Harry Christophers; Biber’s “Mystery” Sonatas with violinist Christina Day. Martinson and Boston Baroque; soprano Emma Kirkby and lutenist Paul O’Dette performing works by John Dowland at the Boston Early Music Festival

 Best public art installation: “Play Me, I’m Yours” street pianos project, presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com
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