Archive for May, 2018

Music at the extreme edge of sound, speech and theater – May 31, 2018

Music is a language, and so commonly understood as such that […]

Spiritual journeys and operatic thrills mark Thea Musgrave’s 90th birthday – May 28, 2018

The shortest piece on Sunday’s program by the New York Virtuoso […]

Bychkov and Philharmonic find Berio’s humor, Strauss’s majesty – May 25, 2018

Following up on last week’s masterful Shostakovich, Semyon Bychkov has stayed […]

Bezuidenhout displays rare artistry and insight with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra – May 20, 2018

For many listeners, the greatest pleasure in historically informed performance is […]

Gražinytè-Tyla makes outstanding showing with MET Orchestra – May 19, 2018

Friday’s news brought a reminder that the Metropolitan Opera has been […]

Bychkov leads Philharmonic in intense and spellbinding Shostakovich – May 18, 2018

Semyon Bychkov has been among the most reliable guest conductors in […]

Chiara Quartet bids farewell with new Glass, classic artistry – May 13, 2018

The final local concert from the Chiara String Quartet Saturday afternoon […]

Znaider, Wang and Philharmonic provide rare Tchaikovsky, poised Elgar – May 11, 2018

As everybody knows, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the composer of three […]

New York Choral Society falters with big-band Bach  – May 09, 2018

The question hovering over Tuesday night’s performance of Bach’s Mass in […]

Peace and freedom reign in two premieres by Oratorio Society of New York – May 08, 2018

There can never be too many pieces celebrating peace, human rights, […]


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