Archive for April, 2019

CMS celebrates George Crumb, from early works to a world premiere – Apr 15, 2019

As of Sunday’s world premiere of his new percussion quintet, it’s …

JACK Quartet reveals the granitic, knotty beauty of Elliott Carter – Apr 15, 2019

Ensembles like JACK Quartet are so consistently fine that when they …

Bicket, English Concert and fine cast make a strong case for Handel’s “Semele” – Apr 15, 2019

Sunday afternoon at Carnegie Hall saw an appearance by celebrities of …

Vinke and an unbeatable cast find light in the darkness of Met’s “Siegfried” – Apr 14, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera’s revival of its controversial 2011 Ring cycle, staged …

American Composers Orchestra casts a widely traveled net at Zankel Hall – Apr 12, 2019

For all of its aspirations to be the home team of …

Young leads Philharmonic in a wrenching, inevitable Mahler Sixth – Apr 12, 2019

When Gustav Mahler finished his Sixth Symphony, the final movement had …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 09, 2019

The Romantic period was awfully good to the violin. Its role …

Music of Kodaly stands out in a rough night from pianist Eder – Apr 09, 2019

One of the advantages of working at the edges of the …

A lion in winter, Pollini still offers spellbinding moments – Apr 08, 2019

With an elder statesman of the piano like Maurizio Pollini, recitals …

From down-home Hungary to existential horror with Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra – Apr 07, 2019

With notable Hungarian-Americans such as former New York governor George Pataki …