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Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony off their stride in an erratic Mahler Seventh – Nov 20, 2014

After his triumphant last-minute substitution… with the Philadelphia Orchestra last year, the

Led by a charismatic Isabel Leonard, Met’s “Barber” makes the cut – Nov 19, 2014

Between Aida, The Death of Klinghoffer, La Bohème, and Lady Macbeth of…

Home dishes prove ideal menu for Czech Philharmonic – Nov 17, 2014

International orchestras love to present their national repertoire at Carnegie Hall, and…

Met’s “Lady Macbeth” offers a dark and engrossing descent into the bizarre – Nov 11, 2014

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk has a short history in New…

Philadelphia Orchestra’s “Resurrection” performance belatedly raises the dead – Nov 01, 2014

Expectations were high for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s visit to Carnegie Hall on…

Indifferent vocalism entombs Met’s “Aida” – Oct 31, 2014

If the Zeffirelli La Bohème is the quintessential “classic” production in the…

Philharmonic scores with Gilbert’s Bruckner, Bronfman’s Bartók – Oct 24, 2014

Yefim Bronfman makes for an odd piano superstar—entering the stage, his presence…

Chamber Music Society delivers masterful Brahms survey – Oct 22, 2014

Brahms seemed to excel at everything he touched. Some of this, of…

John Adams teams with Yale Philharmonia, Brentano Quartet – Oct 20, 2014

John Adams is in more headlines than he would like these days,…

Salonen, Philharmonic strike sparks in a spectacular “Firebird” – Oct 17, 2014

The centuries have given us formidable examples of composer-conductors (witness Gustav Mahler…

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