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Bychkov, Philharmonic create a dark magic with Mahler’s Sixth – Feb 12, 2016

Gustav Mahler is embodied and present in his symphonies both in their…

Critic’s Choice – Feb 09, 2016


In the mid-1960s, the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell produced classic, sparkling

The International Street Cannibals provide a Debussy-inspired feast – Feb 08, 2016

There’s a strong and eminently winnable case to be made that Debussy…

Diamond’s music and influence shine on with KeyedUp Music concert – Feb 07, 2016

The KeyedUp Music Project presented a concert Saturday night at the Tenri…

New York Choral Artists score with Beethoven; Pärt not so much – Feb 06, 2016

Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major were the…

Gilbert’s final Philharmonic season looks to be a year of transition – Feb 04, 2016

The New York Philharmonic announced their 2016–17 season on Wednesday morning, their…

Critic’s Choice – Feb 03, 2016

While New York City may seem to have more new music ensembles…

Salonen’s quirky CONTACT! program achieves belated liftoff – Feb 02, 2016

Esa-Pekka Salonen is not, repeat, not going to be the next New…

Jerusalem Quartet launches CMS Beethoven cycle in graceful style – Feb 01, 2016

This season, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has been presenting…

Ashley’s “Quicksand” makes a lonely, affecting coda – Jan 29, 2016

Robert Ashley was not only our most important contemporary opera composer, but…