Archive for May, 2015

Botstein, ASO bring neglected American rarities to life – May 30, 2015

One of the biggest puzzles of the New York classical music …

Honeck strikes sparks with Philharmonic in favored Austro-German rep – May 29, 2015

The New York Philharmonic’s conductor auditions continue apace. Last week we …

Pianist’s return to the stage shows a restless, exciting sense of rediscovery – May 23, 2015

The most intriguing part of pianist Vytautas Smetona’s bio is that …

Gerstein’s powerhouse Brahms proves the highlight of Mälkki’s Philharmonic debut – May 22, 2015

A fifteen-minute standard concert opener followed by a fifteen-minute contemporary symphonic …

Eckardt’s music shows a master’s touch at final Ear Heart concert – May 20, 2015

Tuesday night at Roulette was the final event of the Ear …

NYNME wraps season with a Hyla tribute and Rosenblum premiere – May 19, 2015

Western classical composers have always adapted the vernacular music of their …

Blythe’s Wagnerian presence and personality prevail at Carnegie – May 16, 2015

Stephanie Blythe was not in her best voice for her recital …

With wine and song, The Colonials bring a new paradigm to new music – May 13, 2015

What’s the point of intermission? Carved out of the arbitrary protocols …

NY Phil’s “Contact!” program shows vitality of new Italian composers – May 12, 2015

Four pieces of music from as many different composers are nowhere …

Older works sound most like new in Chamber Music Society’s contemporary program – May 08, 2015

The term “New Music” comes with an implicit, clear promise: that …