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Critic’s Choice – Feb 03, 2016

While New York City may seem to have more new music ensembles…

Critic’s Choice – Jan 27, 2016

In 2011, the composer Robert Ashley published his novel, Quicksand. Written in…

Critic’s Choice – Jan 13, 2016


Music is frequently defined based on instruments but there’s no such things

Critic’s Choice – Apr 28, 2015

While Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is not the de facto first opera, in history…

Critic’s Choice – Apr 22, 2015

What two hands cannot grasp, four hands can.
Bargemusic hosts a number…

Critic’s Choice – Apr 13, 2015

This is a week of difficult choices for anyone craving the new:…

Critic’s Choice – Apr 07, 2015

Amid the many attractions of Carnegie Hall’s extensive “Before Bach” series, the…

Critic’s Choice – Apr 01, 2015


Western classical music and Christianity are inextricably and beneficially linked, with roots

Critic’s Choice – Mar 25, 2015

The Argento Ensemble’s “Mahler as New York Contemporary” series has been one…

Critic’s Choice – Mar 19, 2015


Michael Finnissy is one of the finest contemporary composers, and his music