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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

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

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

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

     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

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     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