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The underrated Alan Gilbert era of the New York Philharmonic – Jun 14, 2017

When Alan Gilbert began his tenure as New York Philharmonic music …

Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi mark nearly 40 years of a successful partnership – Jun 05, 2017

In the late 1970s, the Soviet Union stood at a standstill. …

Pianist Lugansky in synch with today’s St. Petersburg Philharmonic – Mar 01, 2017

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is a busy musician. Concert tours keep him …

Top Ten Performances of 2016 – Dec 22, 2016

1. Patricia Racette in Salome at the Metropolitan Opera

She wasn’t …

Critic’s Choice for 2016-17 season – Sep 05, 2016

Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the Metropolitan Opera
September 26-October 27…

Top Ten Performances of 2015 – Dec 23, 2015

1. R. Andrew Lee recital at Spectrum

Reading the various reviews …

Amid big changes this season, New York’s rich and varied music scene remains unmatched – Sep 04, 2015

The upcoming music season in New York City will take place …

Top Ten Performances of 2014 – Dec 27, 2014

1. Yuja Wang in recital at Carnegie Hall

If this list …

After 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are still coloring outside the lines – Nov 16, 2014

Nearly 41 years ago, a lanky 29-year-old stepped onto the stage …

Met’s “Klinghoffer” deserves an open mind, not political censorship – Oct 17, 2014

The comedian Bill Maher jokes that he was the only one …