Archive for October, 2014

Indifferent vocalism entombs Met’s “Aida” – Oct 31, 2014

If the Zeffirelli La Bohème is the quintessential “classic” production in …

Madwoman across the water: Bostridge intense and compelling in Britten’s unnerving “Curlew River” – Oct 31, 2014

The interior of the Synod House at the Cathedral of St. …

Old and new Reich mix in exhilarating fashion at Zankel Hall – Oct 30, 2014

At this stage in his career, new pieces from Steve Reich …

Chamber Music Society gets intimate with Ysaÿe and Fauré – Oct 27, 2014

The relationship between the Belgian Eugène Ysaÿe and Gabriel Fauré makes …

A luminous DiDonato leads superb cast in Handel’s “Alcina” at Carnegie – Oct 27, 2014

Joyce DiDonato is the most incandescent singer on today’s classical music …

Philharmonic scores with Gilbert’s Bruckner, Bronfman’s Bartók – Oct 24, 2014

Yefim Bronfman makes for an odd piano superstar—entering the stage, his …

Chamber Music Society delivers masterful Brahms survey – Oct 22, 2014

Brahms seemed to excel at everything he touched. Some of this, …

Despite the protests and an uneven staging, Met’s powerful “Klinghoffer” makes a devastating impact – Oct 21, 2014

The loudest sound Monday night was the ovation for John Adams …

John Adams teams with Yale Philharmonia, Brentano Quartet – Oct 20, 2014

John Adams is in more headlines than he would like these …

Met’s “Klinghoffer” deserves an open mind, not political censorship – Oct 17, 2014

The comedian Bill Maher jokes that he was the only one …


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