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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…

Botstein, ASO survey rare Strauss with variable results – Oct 16, 2014

Since taking up the baton of the American Symphony Orchestra more than…

Levine shows his mettle with a powerful Mahler 9 – Oct 13, 2014

When James Levine made his “comeback” appearance at Carnegie Hall in 2013,…

Batiashvili and Brahms triumph in mixed Philharmonic program – Oct 10, 2014

The New York Philharmonic’s concert on Thursday was a bit of an…

Pape, Durlovski stand out in Met’s charming “Zauberflöte” – Oct 07, 2014

Julie Taymor’s 2004 production of The Magic Flute has become a favorite at the…

Berlin Phil’s Schumann takes a while to get in gear – Oct 06, 2014

Fair or not, expectations are a little different for the big-name European…

Rattle, Mutter and Berlin Philharmonic open Carnegie season in memorable fashion – Oct 02, 2014

It’s almost unfair, the way Carnegie Hall is able to tower over…

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