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Met’s satisfying “Rosenkavalier” reboot is more than the sum of its parts – Dec 14, 2019

Der Rosenkavalier is a difficult piece to resist. The lushest of Richard […]

Dessoff Choirs brings warm advocacy to Margaret Bonds’ Christmas cantata – Dec 09, 2019

We’re entering prime season for amateur and semi-professional choirs; every choir […]

Strausses shine brightly in Yende’s second-half tour de force – Dec 05, 2019

In the last several years, few sopranos have risen as quickly […]

Mariss Jansons 1943-2019 – Dec 01, 2019

Mariss Jansons, the Latvian-born conductor revered as one of the greatest […]

Lise Davidsen’s memorable debut leads strong cast in Met’s “Queen of Spades” – Nov 30, 2019

It’s not often these days that a debut leads the marquee […]

Weilerstein’s thrilling Saint-Saëns powers Romantic Philharmonic program – Nov 22, 2019

The program that the New York Philharmonic presented Thursday night appeared […]

Comic brilliance, superb singing make for memorable Mozart in Met’s “Figaro” – Nov 21, 2019

Le Nozze di Figaro is one of the most cherished gems […]

Purrington premiere, Barton’s Ives vie with rough playing in ACO program – Nov 14, 2019

American Composers Orchestra plays an important role in the musical life […]

Daedalus Quartet captures emotional depths of music by exiles – Nov 13, 2019

It’s no secret that not all great performances happen in the […]

Young soprano Radjenovic needs seasoning, best in songs – Nov 10, 2019

It can be exciting to hear young singers for the first […]