Bernard Haitink Returns After 33 Years to Lead the New York Philharmonic in Strauss and Beethoven


R. Strauss, Beethoven: Cynthia Phelps (viola), Carter Brey (cello), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor) Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City, 10.11.2011 (SSM) Read more

Berg-Mahler-Wagner Deliciousness From Denoke & Gatti


Berg, Mahler, Wagner: Angela Denoke (soprano), Michael Nagy (baritone), Daniele Gatti (conductor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Herkulessaal, Munich, 9.10.2011 (JFL) Read more

Unlikely Locale Suits Rare Milhaud Opera


Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot (“The Poor Sailor”): Soloists, Pocket Opera of New York, Nicholas De Maison (arranger and conductor), Fraunces Tavern, New York City. 1.11.2011 (BH) Read more

“Multiple Modernisms” by New York’s spunky counter)induction


 Davidovsky, Babbitt, Bartlett, Feldman, Boulez, Scelsi, Webern: Matthew Levy (guest saxophone), counter)induction, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City. 30.10.2011 (BH)  Read more

How to Turn Chopin into a Rag Doll: A Piano Lesson from Ivo Pogorelich


Chopin: Ivo Pogorelich (piano), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome 4.11.2011 (JB) Read more

Canton Symphony Offers a Poignant, Curious War Remembrance


 Verdi, Copland, Glass, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn: James Westwater (Photochoreographer),Christopher Craft (Narrator),Canton Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Brown (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio. 11.6.2011 (TW) Read more

Schumann and Bruckner Finely Played


Schumann and Bruckner: Isabelle Faust (violin), Seattle Symphony, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 3.11.2011 (BJ) Read more

A Happy Marriage for Figaro


  Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Portland Opera, soloists, Ari Pelto (conductor), Stephen Lawless (director) Benoît Dugardyn (sets), Johann Stegmeir (costumes), Pat Collins (lighting designer), Robert Ainsley (harpsichordist/chorus master), Nicola Bowie (choreographer/associate director), Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, 6/11/2011 (BJ) Read more

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