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A riveting Racette ignites in Met’s “Salome” – Dec 06, 2016

It is one of the defining features of live performance that …

Chamber Music Society opens Baroque month with a feast of solo Bach – Dec 05, 2016

One could go to fifty concerts at Alice Tully Hall without …

Van Zweden, Philharmonic strike sparks in new concerto, familiar Tchaikovsky – Nov 18, 2016

Following a widely covered but closely guarded maestro search, the New …

Netrebko and Álvarez blaze in Met’s “Manon Lescaut” – Nov 15, 2016

Once in a while, it seems  all that a dull staging …

Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic contrast dark and light in powerful New York farewell – Nov 11, 2016

For the past decade and a half, Sir Simon Rattle’s tenure …

Met’s sturdy “Aida’ delivers the Verdian goods – Nov 06, 2016

Sonja Frisell’s production of Aida is surely one of the Metropolitan …

Chamber Music Society probes music of Adès and Britten – Nov 04, 2016

Programmed with an intimate audience in mind, the Chamber Music Society’s …

Danish Quartet offers a probing look at final things with Schubert and Shostakovich – Oct 27, 2016

Though the Danish String Quartet’s concert in Zankel Hall on Wednesday …

Superb singing hits the target in Met’s stolid “Guillaume Tell” – Oct 19, 2016

Constructing a canon is a peculiar process. In the operatic repertoire …

Baroque playing needs fixing with Podger, Juilliard415 – Oct 17, 2016

Music Before 1800 forges on, opening its forty-second season on Sunday. …