Archive for October, 2014

Salonen, Philharmonic strike sparks in a spectacular “Firebird” – Oct 17, 2014

The centuries have given us formidable examples of composer-conductors (witness Gustav …

Botstein, ASO survey rare Strauss with variable results – Oct 16, 2014

Since taking up the baton of the American Symphony Orchestra more …

Cartoonish direction, indifferent vocalism make for leaden Martinů double bill at Gotham Chamber Opera – Oct 15, 2014

Why is comic opera so seldom funny? One can start with …

Levine shows his mettle with a powerful Mahler 9 – Oct 13, 2014

When James Levine made his “comeback” appearance at Carnegie Hall in …

Jory Vinikour’s artistry in Rameau prevails over ill-tempered harpsichord – Oct 10, 2014

This year’s sesquicentennial of the death of Baroque polymath Jean-Philippe Rameau …

Batiashvili and Brahms triumph in mixed Philharmonic program – Oct 10, 2014

The New York Philharmonic’s concert on Thursday was a bit of …

Belgrade Philharmonic makes an enthusiastic showing at Carnegie – Oct 10, 2014

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra entered Carnegie Hall on Thursday night as …

Pape, Durlovski stand out in Met’s charming “Zauberflöte” – Oct 07, 2014

Julie Taymor’s 2004 production of The Magic Flute has become a …

Berlin Phil’s Schumann takes a while to get in gear – Oct 06, 2014

Fair or not, expectations are a little different for the big-name …

Gilbert, Philharmonic at their finest in Carl Nielsen – Oct 02, 2014

Two-thirds through its Carl Nielsen Project, which will present and record …

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