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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…

Yuja Wang delivers stunning artistry and blazing bravura in memorable Carnegie recital – Dec 12, 2014

Just as there are five-alarm fires, there are five-encore recitals, and New…

After mixed start, Trifonov’s Liszt proves trancendental at Carnegie Hall – Dec 10, 2014

It should come as no surprise that Carnegie Hall was packed on…

Teatro Regio Torino’s Rossini rocks the house at Carnegie Hall – Dec 08, 2014

Call it the “Italian Invasion,” if you like.
Gianandrea and the Teatro…

Gotham Chamber Opera puts a delightful seasonal spin on children’s classic – Dec 07, 2014

Just in time to compete with family-oriented holiday presentations, Gotham Chamber Opera…

Philadelphia Orchestra shows its distinctive qualities under free-spirited Nézet-Séguin – Dec 06, 2014

When Yannick Nézet-Séguin began his term as music director of the Philadelphia…

Second cast by no means second best in Met’s delightful “Figaro” – Dec 05, 2014

In recent seasons, the Metropolitan Opera hasn’t always managed to put together…

Met’s stolid “Meistersinger” fails to reach the high notes – Dec 03, 2014

In all the uproar over the alleged anti-semitism of John Adams’s The…

Despite another sub, Met’s “Bohème” remains a strong and enjoyable show – Nov 25, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s Monday casting change release reads like a send-up of…

Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony off their stride in an erratic Mahler Seventh – Nov 20, 2014

After his triumphant last-minute substitution… with the Philadelphia Orchestra last year, the