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Interview: Thomas Crawford, Conductor of the American Classical Orchestra, on Performing Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert on Original Instruments

Thomas Crawford conducts the American Classical Orchestra and Chorus

I've heard it said many times and I agree that the period-instrument movement was one of the two or three most refreshing and lifeblood-giving events in a century to keep classical music alive. Read More »

Theater/Concert Review: ‘Rameau’s Nephew’ by Diderot, Presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Salon/Sanctuary contextualizes ancient music for modern audiences, and while there are countless concerts in New York City every week, no one else does precisely this. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Releases and Tours from Chick Corea, George Harrison, Sting, Minus the Bear and More

george harrison

As Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' nears its Broadway premiere, the perennial pop star releases a live DVD of his own performances of the music. Read More »

Music Review: Stile Antico – ‘From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg’

stile antico from the imperial court

Few Early Music groups have become as integral a part of the performance landscape as the British group Stile Antico. Read More »

Concert Review: Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with Slave Narrative Readings at Fraunces Tavern, NYC, 4/5/14

Image source: Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Leonard J. DeFrancisci

One floor up from where George Washington said his official farewell to his troops in 1783, Western Wind and three fine actors evoked the seminal American story of slavery and emancipation. Read More »

Concert Review: From Ghetto to Palazzo: The Worlds of Salomone Rossi (NYC, 1/26/14)

profeti-della-quinta

Rossi was so talented a composer and such a favorite of the Duke of Mantua that he was excused from wearing the yellow marker other Jews were forced to wear in public. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘A Celtic Christmas’ [Compiled by Marc Gunn]

celticchristmas

This collection of Christmas songs from indie Celtic artists like Boston Blackthorne, Iona, and Heather Dale is bound to boost your spirit. Read More »