Monday, November 25, 2019
The charmed trifecta of John Adams, Yuja Wang, and Gustavo Dudamel produced what seemed like a hit, at least to this Boston audience.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
These superbly produced -- and sung, played, and conducted -- holiday music albums are perfect stocking stuffers.
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Monday, November 4, 2019
This is a gem of a recording, a wonderful introduction to this often overlooked Hungarian composer.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Skylark continues to impress me with its distinctly beautiful sound, its dazzling control over dynamics and intonation, and its unusually compelling programming.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Ginastera’s innovative style often draws comparisons to Bartók and Stravinsky for the artful ways in which he integrated folk music and dance forms from his native country into a striking…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 02:36PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The highly entertaining gala celebrated the five decade long partnership between TV's Sesame Street and Harvard University.
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Monday, October 7, 2019
Enjoy Boston Camerata's Free America! for its high spirits and its crafty, delicious way of making the iconoclasm of the past come alive.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Two recordings serve up the music of Mozart in unusual packages.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
In this extraordinary recording, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is given a chance to perfectly convey the power of his emotions.
The post Classical Music CD Review: “Bach: Toccatas” — A…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 04:48PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
This album led me to choose, for a summer project, to listen to all of the music of Janáček -- and it has been a complete delight
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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Thanks to BEMF for once again presenting Benjamin Bagby, who seems incapable of serving up anything but a wonderfully memorable experience.
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Monday, June 10, 2019
This entertaining opera is a real soap opera, given that it chronicles the fallout of the passionate protagonist's unrequited love.
The post Opera Review: Boston Early Music Opera’s “Orl…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 08:06PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Letters from Gettysburg is an extraordinarily haunting five-movement work that elevates the experience of one man into a memorial to all victims of war.
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Friday, April 26, 2019
Desires will surely solidify ORA Singers' reputation as a first-class choral ensemble.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
A bit surprising -- that two megastars choose such meat and potatoes repertoire.
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
The cellist is a member of a tribe of fabulous players/singers who are funny, thoughtful, opinionated, brilliant, and irreverent.
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Monday, April 1, 2019
Handel and Haydn Society assembled both a must-hear program and an extraordinary cast of singers.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Boston Lyric Opera is mounting a fabulous staging of Benjamin Britten's visceral opera.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Music Director Martin Pearlman had the excellent idea to cut out 6 of the 18 arias to make Jephtha move along, and it paid off.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Two highly recommended recordings by well-known artists performing some rather off-the-beaten-path repertoire.
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Saturday, February 9, 2019
A memorable evening, headlined by a superb pianist who deserves a full hall, any time, anywhere.
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Monday, December 31, 2018
The late Amos Oz relished the latent anarchism in Jewish holy texts -- full of debates, arguments, challenges.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 03:12PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Tallis Scholars are unquestionably today's most renowned exponent of Renaissance sacred music.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:24AM
Friday, November 30, 2018
When it comes to raising high spirits, the BEMF’s delightful Alcina was an inspired choice.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:36AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
“I still remember; I sat in his class, and I felt my future changing as he spoke.”SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:04AM
Monday, November 19, 2018
This was a truly great performance, one that fully suited the BPO’s season-long, dual commemorations.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:32AM
Sunday, November 18, 2018
These extraordinary books from world-class writers are about reviving, through words, a now-derelict town and the lives of its ten thousand murdered Jews.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:32PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Aside from his seemingly effortless technique, Roustem Saïtkoulov struck me as a poet of the piano, for whom music seems (to be) his first language.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:48AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Skylark performed an inventive and highly enjoyable program of music and tales from Norse Mythology and the land of the Vikings.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:32AM
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Lorelei Ensemble's latest recording is awe-inspiring.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:42AM
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Ilan Stavans' latest book is an engrossing potpourri of this thinker's continuing thoughts about language, culture, and the self.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:54AM