Archive for December, 2015

Levine, MET musicians deliver madcap humor before spiritual solace – Dec 14, 2015

It is a tribute to the brilliance of the MET Orchestra’s …

Pianist Shpachenko brings strength to wide range of living composers – Dec 14, 2015

For a venue that proprietor Glenn Cornett likes to describe as …

Chamber Music Society brings joy and eloquence to Bach Brandenburgs – Dec 13, 2015

A pillar of classical repertory and a New York holiday favorite …

Star trio makes Met’s “La Donna del Lago” a memorable evening – Dec 12, 2015

It’s easy to take the operatic canon for granted; the repertory …

Norman’s playful “Split” given dazzling premiere by Kahane, Philharmonic – Dec 11, 2015

Andrew Norman is having quite a year. It began with the …

Pacifica Quartet performs three masters’ late works on the highest level – Dec 10, 2015

As much as critics enjoy uncovering subtle themes and hidden connections, …

Levit’s elevated Bach overcomes room and ceremony at Park Avenue Armory – Dec 08, 2015

Walter Pater claimed “all art constantly aspires to the condition of …

Chamber Music Society goes for Baroque with program of rarities – Dec 05, 2015

In the triangular canon of Baroque music, it’s Bach (the elder) …

Mireille Asselin steals the show in Met’s “Fledermaus” – Dec 05, 2015

An excellent performance is of course always a rewarding thing, no …

With piano and circuits, Tristan Perich creates a new future for music – Dec 04, 2015

While it’s fair to say that Tristan Perich is an avant-garde …