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Znaider, Wang and Philharmonic provide rare Tchaikovsky, poised Elgar – May 11, 2018

As everybody knows, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the composer of three …

New York Choral Society falters with big-band Bach  – May 09, 2018

The question hovering over Tuesday night’s performance of Bach’s Mass in …

Peace and freedom reign in two premieres by Oratorio Society of New York – May 08, 2018

There can never be too many pieces celebrating peace, human rights, …

Rattle, LSO electrify with a thoroughly modern Mahler Ninth – May 05, 2018

For his “hello” to New York on Friday as the London …

Chamber players celebrate Bolcom’s 80th in diverse style – Apr 30, 2018

William Bolcom’s emotionally direct, often witty music has won him many …

Trifonov’s Chopin at Carnegie emphasizes brilliance over expression – Apr 26, 2018

The good news about the all-Chopin program that pianist Daniil Trifonov …

A mixed evening of diverse cycles from Brownlee at Zankel Hall – Apr 25, 2018

What happens to a dream deferred?  If it’s a dream of …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 23, 2018

During this very piano-ish week in New York, you can catch …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 12, 2018

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The International Street Cannibals don’t eat …

Thorvaldsdottir premiere, Grosvenor debut ignite Salonen’s Philharmonic program – Apr 05, 2018

For a memorable night at the New York Philharmonic, there’s nothing …