Archive for October, 2013

Salonen’s practice brings near perfection to Philharmonic program – Oct 31, 2013

Symphony orchestras and conductors never have enough time to rehearse. It’s …

Alagna bedazzles as staging bewilders in Met’s mixed “Tosca” – Oct 30, 2013

When Luc Bondy’s production of Tosca first opened in 2009, the …

Pomerium displays richly blended artistry at Music Before 1800 – Oct 28, 2013

Mary Tudor reigned as Queen of England for a mere five …

Penderecki’s past is prologue for a night of chamber music at Symphony Space – Oct 27, 2013

Inevitably, there was the Johnny Greenwood question.

Symphony Space produced a …

A Mompou journey that misses some of the mystery – Oct 26, 2013

Federico Mompou’s music is elusive. It is both ancient and modern, …

Jamie Barton’s Adalgisa provides the sparks in Met’s second-cast “Norma” – Oct 25, 2013

A cast change that offered Angela Meade and Jamie Barton Thursday …

Gotham Chamber Opera knows art when it sees it – Oct 24, 2013

There’s a question running throughout Gotham Chamber Opera’s “Baden-Baden” – an …

Wang shows depth greater than surface fire at Carnegie Hall – Oct 23, 2013

The most mesmerizing thing about watching Yuja Wang play the piano …

Muhly’s dark, haunting “Two Boys” offers a chilling parable for the internet age – Oct 22, 2013

“Everything is ironic,” says Alice Coote as detective Anne Strawson about …

Bostridge and friends deliver a memorable evening of Britten’s music – Oct 21, 2013

Ian Bostridge grew up singing the choral music of Benjamin Britten …