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Music Reviews: Meridian Arts Ensemble – ‘Alchemy’ and Matt Herskowitz Trio with Philippe Quint – ‘Bach XXI’

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Two recent albums that do new things with very old music. Read More »

Concert Review: Pianist Tania Stavreva – ‘Kaleidoscope Rhythms!’ – Music of Chopin, Mompou, Vladigerov and More (NYC 11/15/15)

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Stavreva champions composers from her native Bulgaria, plays a mean Chopin, and is unafraid to perform her own works of rumbling, percussive intensity. Read More »

Concert Review: Chiara String Quartet and Simone Dinnerstein – Piano Quintets: Brahms and Friedman (NYC Nov. 13)

Simone Dinnerstein. Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Jefferson Friedman's sharply modernistic but accessible new 'The Heart Wakes Into' paired nicely with Brahms's Quintet in F minor at the Metropolitan Museum. Read More »

Concert Review: Saint Thomas Choir and Orchestra of St. Luke’s – Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ and Haydn’s ‘Missa in Angustiis’ (NYC Nov. 12 2015)

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s performing Mozart Requiem and Haydn Missa in Angustiis at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Ave. The performance was conducted by Andrew Nethsingha. Photo by Ira Lippke.

Mozart's unearthly achievement with his unfinished 'Requiem' was on glorious display. Read More »

Concert Review: ‘Hommage to Princesse de Polignac’ – Music by Debussy, Satie, Stravinsky, Fauré and More at Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC, Nov. 3 2015)

Winnaretta Singer, the Princesse de Polignac

This entertaining, amusing, and artistically rewarding evening evoked the music and the spirit of the Paris salon culture that sponsored and inspired many artists, musicians, and writers of great fame. Read More »

Concert Review: Cellist Inbal Segev – Bach Cello Suites (NYC, Oct. 30, 2015)

Inbal Segev, Photo by Dario Acosta

As the boat rocked – luckily, mostly gently – Segev gave an account of these difficult pieces that was impressive both technically and idiomatically. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Absolute Jest’ by Acclaimed Composer John Adams

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Witty and imaginative, the latest collaboration between the San Francisco Symphony and celebrated composer John Adams is also a nod to a certain titan of classical music. Read More »

Interview with Steven Hancoff, Author of ‘Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for Cello Solo’

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Interview with Steven Hancoff, author of "The Six Suites for Cello Solo" :"It is the mission, or the responsibility of each human being to give back, with interest, as it were, to whatever force it is that gave you life." Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for ’Cello’ by Steven Hancoff

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A fascinating, immersive multimedia extravaganza that combines music, history and art, a gem for classical music enthusiasts. Read More »

GetClassical Aims for New Audiences with Intimate Classical Music and Crossover Concerts

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As long as people like Ilona Oltuski are "on the job," I'm also betting on an indefinitely extended delay in the "decline" of classical music. Read More »