Archive for January, 2019

Met debuts brighten up a dour “Don Giovanni” – Jan 31, 2019

It was a night of debuts at the Metropolitan Opera Wednesday, […]

Mozart, alpha and omega, with a Haydn-Stravinsky centerpiece from van Zweden, Philharmonic – Jan 31, 2019

No database nor tally appear to exist, but one thinks it […]

Carnegie Hall to fete Beethoven at 250 in the 2019-2020 season – Jan 30, 2019

Carnegie Hall’s 2019-2020 season, announced Wednesday morning, features celebrations of two […]

Critic’s Choice – Jan 29, 2019

Ursula Oppens has, for decades, been one of the essential pianists in […]

February 24 – Jan 28, 2019

Talea Ensemble “Inside Out: Side By Side – The Art of […]

Met Opera’s “Iolanta”/“Bluebeard” double feature: Iffy pairing, superb singing – Jan 26, 2019

There are two logical ways to go in producing a double-bill: […]

1957, and the listening was good in ASO’s midcentury Carnegie program – Jan 26, 2019

Beethoven, it is said, was the first composer to think of […]

Wolfe’s Philharmonic “Fire” premiere long on drama, short on meaning – Jan 25, 2019

There was no ignoring the “relevant” in the room at David […]

Critic’s Choice – Jan 23, 2019

Right after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday comes a big […]

Gerald Finley, bringing the dark lord of “Bluebeard’s Castle” to life at Met Opera – Jan 22, 2019

On a recent weekday inside the Metropolitan Opera House, with a […]

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