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Tehorah: Adrienne Haan Concerts Celebrate 50 Years of German-Israeli Relations

Adrienne Haan Tehorah

Says Haan: "I created this program to share the tragic experiences of war and loss and to add a sense of love, hope and forgiveness. It is my hope that tehorah, which means 'pure' in Hebrew, will help build musical bridges and create sincere understanding." Read More »

Concert Review: The Chiara String Quartet – ‘Brahms by Heart: The Complete String Quartets’ (NYC 10/2/2015)

The Chiara Quartet, photo by Roger Ressmeyer

The musicians established their interlocked feels for the ebb and flow of the music right off. With grace and power they brought out the Romantic spirit of the music as well as the proto-Modernism in Brahms's unexpected harmonies and transitions. Read More »

CD Giveaway: Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott – ‘Songs from the Arc of Life’ with Booklet Signed by Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma Kathryn Stott Songs from the Arc of Life CD Blogcritics giveaway

Enter to win a signed copy of the new collaborate album from cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his longtime friend, pianist Kathryn Stott. Read More »

Music Review: William Schimmel – ‘Theater of the Accordion’


William Schimmel’s latest, 'Theater of the Accordion,' takes the instrument to heights that demand respect. Read More »

Concert Review: American Classical Orchestra with Pianist Jiayan Sun – All-Beethoven Concert, NYC (September 10, 2015)

American Classical Orchestra conducted by Thomas Crawford with pianist Jiayan Sun. Photo by Arlette Landestoy

With rich harmonics, thrilling tension, and remarkable spatial awareness, the ACO made a thoroughly convincing case for how worthwhile it is to make the effort to present works like Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 with original instruments. Read More »

Music Review: Ben Folds – ‘So There’

Ben Folds So There

Classical crossover is big right now, and Ben Folds proves an uncommon master on these eight fascinating songs. Read More »

Music Review: Lucas Richman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – ‘In Truth’

Composer and conductor Lucas Richman

Cellist Inbal Segev, oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, and pianist Jeffrey Biegel help make this collection an appealing album of modern classical music with a good balance of accessibility and sophistication. Read More »

Reader Giveaway: Silver Lake Chorus LP – New Songs by Sia, Flaming Lips, Aimee Mann, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, More

silver lake chorus

The Los Angeles indie-choral group recently released its debut self-titled album, produced by Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee and featuring arrangements of rare and new tracks written for the chorus by a "chorus" of pop-music luminaries. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Video Premiere: Inbal Segev – ‘Allemande’ from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major from ‘Bach: Cello Suites’

Inbal Segev Bach Cello Suites

The celebrated cellist unveils another selection from her new recording of Bach's Cello Suites, which she describes as '[m]asterpieces by perhaps the greatest composer who ever lived.' Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Video Premiere: Inbal Segev – ‘Prelude’ from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major from ‘Bach: Cello Suites’

Inbal Segev Bach Cello Suites

Bach's Cello Suites, says the cellist, are '[m]asterpieces by perhaps the greatest composer who ever lived' that 'give every cellist who plays them not only a lesson on the magnificent possibilities the instrument offers but also a glimpse into the world beyond...' Read More »