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Gerstein’s powerhouse Brahms proves the highlight of Mälkki’s Philharmonic debut – May 22, 2015

A fifteen-minute standard concert opener followed by a fifteen-minute contemporary symphonic meditation,…

Blythe’s Wagnerian presence and personality prevail at Carnegie – May 16, 2015

Stephanie Blythe was not in her best voice for her recital with…

Chaotic Collegiate Chorale leaves Weill’s “Promise” unfulfilled – May 07, 2015

Like many American choral groups, the Collegiate Chorale is a semi-professional ensemble,…

Gardiner and a strong cast bring Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” to life – May 02, 2015

Not many early music concerts are sell-out attractions as with programs of…

Röschmann and Uchida make simpatico partners in heartfelt night of lieder – Apr 23, 2015

Though neither is a particularly “flashy” musician, the pairing of soprano Dorothea…

Copland and Stravinsky prove amiable companions in Chamber Music Society program – Apr 20, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center put together another rich and…

Met’s new verismo double bill offers a static “Cav” and memorable “Pag” – Apr 15, 2015

The “day-night double-header” is a beloved oddity of the baseball season. In…

Subculture lets the dogs out with tribute to George Crumb at 85 – Apr 12, 2015

The music of George Crumb may not feel as “out there” today…

Mezzo Cargill shows impressive artistry in lieder recital – Apr 11, 2015

There was an old-school quality to Karen Cargill’s Weill Hall recital program…

With a stale third cast and conductor, Met’s “Aida” buried, not quite alive – Apr 10, 2015

Verdi’s Aida is one of the most beloved works in the operatic…

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