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Wuorinen’s dreary music puts passion on ice in NYCO’s “Brokeback Mountain” premiere – Jun 01, 2018

Brokeback Mountain, the opera, has finally come home. Originally commissioned by …

Bychkov and Philharmonic find Berio’s humor, Strauss’s majesty – May 25, 2018

Following up on last week’s masterful Shostakovich, Semyon Bychkov has stayed …

Bychkov leads Philharmonic in intense and spellbinding Shostakovich – May 18, 2018

Semyon Bychkov has been among the most reliable guest conductors in …

Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra guide an emotional journey through Mahler’s “Das Lied” – May 07, 2018

For the last several decades, Simon Rattle has ranked in the …

Honeck delivers a feast of Romantic music with Philharmonic – May 04, 2018

In a sense, at the heart of the act of interpretation …

Pollini shows age-defying mastery in landmark Carnegie recital – Apr 30, 2018

Maurizio Pollini’s Sunday recital marked the fiftieth anniversary of his debut …

Gardner impresses with varied program in Philharmonic debut – Apr 27, 2018

The opening item was an unusual one, the 1906 “Symphonic Fantasy” …

The diva is the diva: Netrebko sensational in first “Tosca” at the Met – Apr 22, 2018

This was the role debut Metropolitan Opera audiences have been dreaming …

Songs of Schumann and Brahms (inspired by Clara) from Padmore and Lewis – Apr 20, 2018

There was a theme to the recital by Mark Padmore and …

A can-do cast delights in Carnegie Hall’s “Candide” – Apr 19, 2018

Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is a show so fast-paced, so filled with …


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