Archive for January, 2016

Jerusalem Quartet finds space to soar in Bartók’s stark landscape – Jan 31, 2016

Béla Bartók’s string quartets are navigated as much as they’re played. …

Radvanovsky riveting in Met’s “Maria Stuarda” – Jan 30, 2016

It’s dangerous to describe anything as “historic” when discussing current events …

Ashley’s “Quicksand” makes a lonely, affecting coda – Jan 29, 2016

Robert Ashley was not only our most important contemporary opera composer, …

Ehnes brings noble intensity to Beethoven with Philharmonic – Jan 28, 2016

The pairing that the New York Philharmonic presented on Wednesday night …

Philadelphia Orchestra joshes with Haydn, then scales the heights with Bruckner – Jan 27, 2016

Carnegie Hall announced its 2016–17 season Tuesday morning, which will feature …

Jaap van Zweden to take the reins at New York Philharmonic – Jan 27, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has chosen Jaap van Zweden as the …

Critic’s Choice – Jan 27, 2016

In 2011, the composer Robert Ashley published his novel, Quicksand. Written …

Bruckner, Venice, and Steve Reich—together again for the first time in Carnegie Hall’s 2016-17 season – Jan 26, 2016

The beautiful, dream-like city of Venice will be at the center …

Ambitious Babbitt series opens in intriguing but uneven fashion – Jan 23, 2016

Juilliard’s annual FOCUS! series opened Friday night with the first concert …

A great night for tenors in Met’s uneven “Cav and Pag” – Jan 22, 2016

A second run of an operatic production, particularly one that was …