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Pianist Cho gives operatic voice to variations at Carnegie – Apr 13, 2023

Seong-Jin Cho’s recital at Carnegie Hall Wednesday night stood out for […]

In Met debut Blanchard’s “Champion” proves lightweight in its class   – Apr 11, 2023

Champion, the first opera by Terence Blanchard, composer of Fire Shut […]

Mälkki ignites Philharmonic with fresh Ives, Stravinsky and new double concerto – Mar 30, 2023

With rarefied Ives, a bold new concerto, and a scintillating Petrushka, […]

Davidsen a stately, subtle Marschallin as Met’s “Rosenkavalier” returns – Mar 28, 2023

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017 production of Der Rosenkavalier returned Monday night, with some […]

A tree grows in Carnegie as Botstein, ASO revive Strauss’s “Daphne” – Mar 24, 2023

Richard Strauss’s late, one-act opera Daphne is not exactly action-packed. Even […]

Romanticism rises from the ashes, magnificently, with Thielemann, Vienna Philharmonic – Mar 04, 2023

Listening to Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie, as excellently performed by the […]

Midori delivers solo Bach and the moderns at Zankel Hall – Feb 10, 2023

The violinist Midori stood alone onstage Thursday night at Carnegie’s Zankel […]

Filharmonie Brno brings Czech fire and a belated Glass premiere to Carnegie – Feb 09, 2023

The orchestra Filharmonie Brno, which performed in Carnegie Hall Wednesday night, […]

Winds of change blow softly in Les Délices’ music of revolution – Feb 06, 2023

“Les Délices” was what Voltaire called his and his mistress’s love […]

Hip-hop upstages Bach in The Sebastians’ Terpsichorean concert – Feb 05, 2023

Most Baroque instrumental music originated as dance, but by the time […]



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