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Music Review: Javier Perianes and Cuarteto Quiroga – ‘Granados and Turina: Piano Quintets’

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If you're not familiar with these early modern Spanish composers, this sensitively played album is a fine place to start. Read More »

Concert Review: ‘De Noailles Bal Masqué’ – Music of Poulenc and Mark Applebaum (NYC, 12/2/15)

Baritone Tyler Duncan and ensemble at De Noailles' Bal Masque at Baryshnikov Arts Center

When we think of Surrealism, we think of poetry and visual art, not music. But a surreal evening came to pass nonetheless the other night at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Read More »

Concert Review: ‘With You Armenia’ – Armenian and Russian Music with Mischa Maisky, Lily Maisky, Alissa Margulis and Elena Lisitsian (NYC, Nov. 30, 2015)

Lily Maisky (piano) and Mischa Maisky (cello) at GetClassical's "With You Armenia" concert Nov. 30, 2015 at (le) poisson rouge, New York City. Photo by Josh Smith

Four musicians including world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky gathered for a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide. Music by Russian and Armenian composers made up a program that asserted the power of art to challenge cruelty and violence. Read More »

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 »