Archive for February, 2016

Netrebko transcends diva distractions to reveal artistic depths – Feb 29, 2016

Soprano Anna Netrebko is a star, and so her recital at …

Neuwirth premiere and Melton’s Wagner provide highlights with Vienna Philharmonic – Feb 28, 2016

2016 has already seen the notable New York debut of Hans …

Strong cast makes Met’s “Figaro” sparkle anew – Feb 26, 2016

Without question, the Mozart–da Ponte collaboration of Le Nozze di Figaro …

Five pianists join Gergiev for Prokofiev mashup at BAM – Feb 25, 2016

Composer binges can be a little tedious, but once in a …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 24, 2016

Some of the most beautiful music of the past several decades …

Hobson’s relentless keyboard display leads to some battle fatigue – Feb 23, 2016

Pianist Ian Hobson is nothing if not ambitious. In six concerts …

Danish String Quartet closes CMS Beethoven cycle with revelatory simplicity – Feb 22, 2016

There is more classical music in existence than any listener could …

Met’s dramatically inert “Butterfly” still in larval stage – Feb 20, 2016

Among the stand-by favorites of the Metropolitan Opera’s repertory, Anthony Minghella’s …

Budapest Festival Orchestra presents a dark, Old World sonority at Carnegie – Feb 19, 2016

Iván Fischer brought his Budapest Festival Orchestra to Carnegie Hall Thursday …

Ekmeles, Cuckson bridge the centuries from Josquin to Sciarrino – Feb 18, 2016

Music exists in the dimension of time, and also has the …