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Ax’s polished technique stays on the surface of Chopin and Schubert – Apr 23, 2017

The impromptu is a deceptive form. By title alone, it may …

Bang on a Can founders’ music still iconoclastic after all these years – Apr 20, 2017

Classical concerts are nearly always presented as a means to visit …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 19, 2017

Call it New Music Tuesday. The breadth and variety of new …

Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony spectacular in 20th century program – Apr 08, 2017

When Michael Tilson Thomas stepped out onto Carnegie Hall’s stage Friday …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 04, 2017

Composer Phil Kline is likely most well known for three things: …

Chaos theory: Gergiev, Munich Philharmonic unsettled yet inspired at Carnegie Hall – Apr 04, 2017

Valery Gergiev, once famously peripatetic, is now an infrequent visitor on …

Beautiful playing by Widmann, Uchida makes for a memorable recital at Zankel Hall – Apr 03, 2017

Outside of the conservatory, clarinet recitals are uncommon events. So there …

Netrebko, Kwiecien bring Met’s “Onegin” revival to vivid life – Mar 31, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera’s current production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin debuted in …

Françaix and Ravel provide the highlights in Chamber Music Society’ s trip to Paris – Mar 29, 2017

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center had an antidote for …

Reich, Prestini works provide the highlights with American Composers Orchestra – Mar 25, 2017

The American Composers Orchestra’s concert Friday night in Zankel Hall had …