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Venue and technology prove Achille’s heels for “hero” program at Zankel – Apr 23, 2014

David Lang holds the Debs Composer’s Chair for the current Carnegie Hall…

Cornish’s chamber music proves more repetitious than rewarding – Apr 22, 2014

Film music has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the Western classical…

Flux Quartet ready for full immersion in Feldman’s six-hour String Quartet No. 2 – Apr 19, 2014

What is it like to experience a six-hour piece of music? What…

Currier premiere provides the highlight in Chamber Music Society’s contemporary program – Apr 18, 2014

Concerts of new music—not just premieres—are so predominately tonal these days that…

Manhattan Quartet brings a New York state of mind to wide-ranging program – Apr 17, 2014

Concerts like that which the Manhattan String Quartet presented at the Tenri…

With his studio transplanted, Charles Ives’ music lives again at the American Academy of Arts and Letters – Apr 14, 2014

Sunday afternoon, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented a concert…

Ashley’s final opera, “Crash” marks a terminus and a new legacy – Apr 11, 2014

Subsumed by more familiar names of the 20th century avant-garde—Cage, Xenakis, Feldman—the…

Uchida’s Schubert transcends time and place at Carnegie – Apr 10, 2014

Virtuosity is a quality in classical musicianship that is frequently misapprehended. There…

Devil and Man at Yale—Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale” soars at Zankel – Apr 07, 2014

The only thing wrong with Yale In New York’s staging of The…

Soprano rises above misguided staging in Met’s “Butterfly” – Apr 05, 2014

How do you solve a problem like Puccini? (Staging him, that is.)…

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