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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Classical Music CD Review: “Bach: Toccatas” — A Harpsichord of Feral Energy by Susan Miron

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…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Classical CD Review: Bravo Leoš Janáček — A Marvelous Serving of his Vocal Music by Susan Miron

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 The post Classical CD Review: Bravo Leoš Janáček — A…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Classical Music Review: At BEMF, Benjamin Bagby and Sequentia Seduce with Charms and Riddles by Susan Miron

Thanks to BEMF for once again presenting Benjamin Bagby, who seems incapable of serving up anything but a wonderfully memorable experience. The post Classical Music Review: At BEMF, Benjamin…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Opera Review: Boston Early Music Opera’s “Orlando” — Divine Madness by Susan Miron

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…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Classical CD Review: “Letters From Gettysburg” — A Powerful Plea for Compassion by Susan Miron

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. The post Classical CD Review: “Lett…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Classical CD Review: “Desires: A Song of Songs Collection” — Sensual Joy by Susan Miron

Desires will surely solidify ORA Singers' reputation as a first-class choral ensemble. The post Classical CD Review: “Desires: A Song of Songs Collection” — Sensual Joy appeared first …

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Concert Music Review: Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Pianist Evgeny Kissin — An Odd Dream Team by Susan Miron

A bit surprising -- that two megastars choose such meat and potatoes repertoire. The post Concert Music Review: Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Pianist Evgeny Kissin — An Odd Dream Team appe…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Classical Music Interview: Cellist Steven Isserlis by Susan Miron

The cellist is a member of a tribe of fabulous players/singers who are funny, thoughtful, opinionated, brilliant, and irreverent. The post Classical Music Interview: Cellist Steven Isserlis …

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Opera Review: “Dido and Aeneas” — A Memorable Evening of Purcell by Susan Miron

Handel and Haydn Society assembled both a must-hear program and an extraordinary cast of singers. The post Opera Review: “Dido and Aeneas” — A Memorable Evening of Purcell appeared fir…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Opera Review: Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Rape of Lucretia” — Bravi Tutti by Susan Miron

The Boston Lyric Opera is mounting a fabulous staging of Benjamin Britten's visceral opera. The post Opera Review: Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Rape of Lucretia” — Bravi Tutti appeared…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Concert Review: Boston Baroque’s “Jephtha” — The Fate of Youth by Susan Miron

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. The post Concert Review: Boston Baroque’s “Jephtha” — …

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Classical CD Reviews: Paul Lewis Plays Weber and Schubert, Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen Serve Shostakovich by Susan Miron

Two highly recommended recordings by well-known artists performing some rather off-the-beaten-path repertoire. The post Classical CD Reviews: Paul Lewis Plays Weber and Schubert, Steven Iss…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Classical Concert Review: Pianist Meng-Chieh Liu — A Glorious Recital by Susan Miron

A memorable evening, headlined by a superb pianist who deserves a full hall, any time, anywhere. The post Classical Concert Review: Pianist Meng-Chieh Liu — A Glorious Recital appeared…

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Monday, December 31, 2018

An Appreciation: Israeli Writer Amos Oz by Susan Miron

The late Amos Oz relished the latent anarchism in Jewish holy texts -- full of debates, arguments, challenges.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Classical Music Review: Tallis Scholars — Dependable Delight by Susan Miron

The Tallis Scholars are unquestionably today's most renowned exponent of Renaissance sacred music.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Opera Review: BEMF’s Utterly Captivating “Alcina” by Susan Miron

When it comes to raising high spirits, the BEMF’s delightful Alcina was an inspired choice.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Book Review: Learning from the Master — Elie Wiesel by Susan Miron

“I still remember; I sat in his class, and I felt my future changing as he spoke.”

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic plays Ginastera, Ravel, and Strauss by Susan Miron

This was a truly great performance, one that fully suited the BPO’s season-long, dual commemorations.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Book Review: Memories of Buczacz — Jewish History from the Bottom Up by Susan Miron

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.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Classical Music Review: Roustem Saïtkoulov — A Poet of the Piano by Susan Miron

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.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Classical Music Review: Skylark Vocal Ensemble — Astonishing Sounds by Susan Miron

Skylark performed an inventive and highly enjoyable program of music and tales from Norse Mythology and the land of the Vikings.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Classical CD Review: Lorelei Ensemble’s “Impermance” — Inspired by Susan Miron

Lorelei Ensemble's latest recording is awe-inspiring.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Book Review: Ilan Stavans — Literature as Resistance by Susan Miron

Ilan Stavans' latest book is an engrossing potpourri of this thinker's continuing thoughts about language, culture, and the self.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Classical Music Review: Colin Carr’s Bach — A Trifecta of Beauty by Susan Miron

Colin Carr supplied an extraordinary performance of Bach’s Six Cello Suites.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Classical CD Review: “Between The Notes – Music For Violin and Piano” by Susan Miron

Pianist Constantine Finehouse and violinist Daniel Kurganov are well-matched musicians, and have recorded a superb album.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Concert Review: Masterworks Chorale — Bach to Bach by Susan Miron

Kevin Leong is unquestionably an inspired choice to lead this chorus.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Concert Review: Emmanuel Music’s Late Night Show by Susan Miron

David Lang’s score is hypnotic, and Emmanuel Music's quartet of singers gave wonderful renditions.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Concert Review: Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet — Brilliant by Susan Miron

The thought of the Kissin/Emerson collaboration was very intriguing, and I anticipated amazing music making. By Susan Miron This reviewer has been a devoted fan of the Emerson String Quarte…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Concert Review: Audra McDonald — Another Fabulous Performance by Susan Miron

There were the inevitable crowd-pleasers on which Audra McDonald puts her impassioned stamp.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Concert Review: Cantata Singers Perform “Missa solemnis” by Susan Miron

This performance was far more than special and crazily beautiful -- it was extraordinary.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Concert Review: Pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan by Susan Miron

Their combined sound, made by two nested pianos their lids off and aided and abetted by Jordan Hall’s superb acoustics, was irresistible.

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