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Critic’s Choice – Feb 13, 2020

In looking over the “Beethoven 250” celebrations taking place across New […]

Danish Quartet romps in Beethoven’s Razumovskys – Feb 12, 2020

The third concert of the Danish String Quartet’s Beethoven cycle at […]

Müller, comprimarios bring life to Met’s sleepy, second-run “Figaro” – Feb 06, 2020

Le Nozze di Figaro sparkles enough on its own that a competent […]

Graham, Martineau illuminate with creative approach to Schumann cycle – Feb 05, 2020

Not many performers—even the most creative among them— would  have the […]

Mattei brings intensity, individual approach to “Winterreise” – Feb 01, 2020

At the risk of repetition, it bears observing every time he […]

Garanča’s Marguerite buoys a downscaled, disappointing “Faust” – Jan 26, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera has been cycling its way through the various […]

Brahms a better fit for baritone Williams at 92Y than birthday honoree Beethoven – Jan 23, 2020

Beethoven anniversary programming hasn’t quite hit full speed yet, but most […]

Argentine premiere tops Czech standby in Dudamel’s Philharmonic visit – Jan 16, 2020

It seems to be a sacred rule of concert programming that […]

Compelling soprano, unflinching text make “Ellen West” unforgettable – Jan 15, 2020

In just 8 years, the Prototype Festival has easily become one […]

DiDonato, Nézet-Séguin team up for a chilling “Winterreise” at Carnegie Hall – Dec 16, 2019

A work like Winterreise is so familiar, it can be difficult […]