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Spektral Quartet brings vitality to genre-crossing music – Feb 26, 2015

One of the effects of the consistently strong Ecstatic Music Festival—running since…

Critic’s Choice – Feb 24, 2015

Why should early music have all the fun? The timbres and tunings…

Wachner, Trinity forces rock Carnegie with massive rarities by Ives and Ginastera – Feb 22, 2015

Trinity Wall Street was calling the concert they produced at Carnegie Hall…

When worlds collide: Silk Road and the Philharmonic stay in two separate spheres – Feb 20, 2015

The Silk Road Ensemble, cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s amalgamation of a world and…

Queens to rule in Met’s 2015-16 season – Feb 18, 2015

Tried and true, stalwarts works—that is what the Metropolitan Opera has in…

Critic’s Choice – Feb 18, 2015

The publicity material for this Saturday’s Carnegie Hall concert from Trinity Wall Street use…

Collaborative “Sisyphus” opera makes clever and admirable ascent – Feb 14, 2015

Experiments in Opera is the cooperative production venture of three composers, Matthew…

Mutter delivers unforgettable Sibelius with Danish National Orchestra – Feb 12, 2015

There is a substantial storehouse of music, written mostly from the late…

Critic’s Choice – Feb 11, 2015


It takes little critical imagination to recommend an appearance by mezzo-soprano Joyce

Hampson muses, brilliantly, on war and death – Feb 10, 2015

In classical music, the difference between art and artifact is made up…

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