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Trifonov’s artistry provides a historic piano night at Carnegie Hall – Dec 08, 2016

The combination of a Russian pianist, the music of Robert Schumann, …

Saariaho’s “L’Amour” makes a luminous and mesmerizing Met debut – Dec 02, 2016

In the beginning, there were the stars. They winked, one by …

Bychkov and Concertgebouw deliver deep and memorable Mahler – Dec 01, 2016

The New York Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra share two …

December 9 – Nov 23, 2016

New York Philharmonic
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor
Kun Woo Paik, pianist
Janáček: …

An idiosyncratic 600 years of music in 80 minutes from Jeremy Denk – Nov 17, 2016

There’s a classic Zippy the Pinhead cartoon, where Zippy and his …

Soprano and cornetto make for an illuminating afternoon – Nov 14, 2016

The history of instruments is the history of classical music. Think …

Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic illuminate Boulez and Mahler with mastery – Nov 10, 2016

The Berlin Philharmonic is back in town, playing two nights at …

Good intentions, uneven performances from Botstein, The Orchestra Now – Nov 07, 2016

Leon Botstein, Bard College president and music director of the American …

“Pulse” premiere shines brightly at Steve Reich’s Carnegie birthday bash – Nov 02, 2016

There’s no question about the greatness and importance of Steve Reich’s …

Oksana Dyka leads inspired cast in powerful performance of Janáček’s “Jenůfa” – Oct 30, 2016

Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa opened Friday night at the Metropolitan Opera for …