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Gatti, Vienna Phil open Brahms cycle with routine Third, beaming First – Feb 28, 2015

For Brahms fanatics, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall stand has been…

Goode and friends celebrate Schumann and Brahms at Zankel Hall – Feb 23, 2015

There was no explanatory program note to accompany the “Richard Goode and…

DiDonato triumphs over dismal staging in Met’s “Donna del Lago” – Feb 17, 2015

When Paul Curran’s production of La Donna del Lago opened at Santa…

Boston’s Blue Heron warms a chilly night with early music – Feb 16, 2015

New York has escaped the brunt of the winter of 2015 so…

Poetic MacMillan concerto needs no introduction at New York Philharmonic – Feb 12, 2015

Podium introductions of new works are tricky. When approached thoughtfully by a…

Passion in short supply the second time around with Met’s low-voltage “Carmen” – Feb 07, 2015

By all accounts, Friday night’s Carmen should have been one of most…

Zinman, Batiashvili and Philharmonic make old chestnuts new again – Feb 06, 2015

Thursday’s New York Philharmonic program is exactly the sort that many musicologists…

New York Festival of Song opens with a variety of new theater music – Feb 04, 2015

The New York Festival of Song is one of only a handful…

Bronfman’s Brahms provides the highlight in mixed night for Muti, CSO – Feb 01, 2015

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti is almost the Platonic ideal…

Bartok’s darkness overpowers Tchaikovsky’s light in Met’s double bill – Jan 30, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera wanted to make waves and in the past couple…

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