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A violin lion in winter partners with a brilliant young colleague at Carnegie Hall – Jan 24, 2015

It’s hard to imagine a more quintessential master-student pairing than Gidon Kremer…

Where’s the fire? Rushed CMS program leaves French cello sonatas short of breadth – Jan 23, 2015

In live performance, there is almost always a moment of quiet tension.…

Susan Graham joins young artists in closing “Song Continues” program – Jan 18, 2015

An annual highlight of Carnegie Hall’s January programming is “The Song Continues,”…

Despite stage mishap, comedy and tragedy touch the heart in Met’s starry “Bohème” – Jan 16, 2015

During the “brief pause” after the first act of La Bohème at…

Gergiev, Mariinsky open BAM residency in mixed fashion with meditative Shchedrin – Jan 15, 2015

Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music was a puzzle. There was…

An inspired cast makes trippy magic in Met’s colorful “Hoffmann” – Jan 13, 2015

The retirement of some of the Metropolitan Opera’s long-running productions in recent…

Meade and Pallesen make a strong team in London Foundation recital – Jan 12, 2015

For almost twenty years now, the George London Foundation has been presenting…

Gilbert, Philharmonic warm winter’s chill with trio of Romantic works – Jan 09, 2015

Alan Gilbert opened Thursday’s concert at Avery Fisher Hall, the Philharmonic’s first…

Champagne goes a bit flat in Met’s new “Merry Widow” – Jan 01, 2015

In some ways, operetta seems a natural choice for a New Year’s…

El Mundo finds its strut with festive seasonal offerings for Music Before 1800 – Dec 15, 2014

Unless led by musicians with marquee names—Jennifer Koh, for instance—early-music ensembles tend…