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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…

Gritty staging, Heras-Casado’s conducting lift a mixed cast in Met’s “Carmen” – Oct 01, 2014

It’s hard to go wrong with Carmen—Bizet’s score, melodies, and story are…

Pape strikes a lighter tone in Met recital – Sep 29, 2014

It’s peculiar to walk into the Metropolitan Opera’s massive auditorium and see…

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