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Critic’s Choice – Feb 26, 2020

There’s no one like Jennifer Walshe. Classical music drama has half […]

Fischer leads BFO in a superficial traversal of Mahler’s depths – Feb 25, 2020

On paper, it promised to be a journey from death and […]

Gardiner’s Beethoven cycle peaks with Nos. 6 & 7 – Feb 24, 2020

Of all the Beethoven symphonies, the Sixth and Seventh gain the […]

February 27 – Feb 23, 2020

Venice Baroque OrchestraGiampiero Zanocco, concertmaster and leader Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano Vivaldi: Sinfonia in […]

Kronberg Academy soloists shine with a little help from their friends – Feb 23, 2020

The Kronberg Academy is a conservatory outside of Frankfurt. It is […]

Alarm Will Sound searches for the elusive essential in music of Oscar Bettison – Feb 21, 2020

We live in a golden age for hacks — from the […]

Danish Quartet illuminates the twilight of late Beethoven – Feb 17, 2020

The Danish String Quartet’s cycle of the complete Beethoven quartets has […]

Premieres of “Fiery Angel” and “Dead Man,” new stagings of “Aida,” “Magic Flute” and “Don Giovanni” in Met’s 2020-21 season – Feb 14, 2020

In the Metropolitan Opera’s 2020-21 season, something quite old will be […]

Met’s modern-dress “Agrippina” stylishly balances comedy and deeper emotions – Feb 07, 2020

A modest request: more comedies on the opera stage, please.  As […]

A premiere, joyous Haydn and mixed Mozart from van Zweden, Philharmonic – Feb 06, 2020

Nearly 140 years after the United States Constitution was written, women […]