Wednesday , October 5 2022

Classical

Classical Music Reviews: Schubert Piano Trios, Songs of the Rhinemaidens, and New Music for Theremin

Knowing that Eyck conceived and recorded the album for 12" vinyl made even my digital listening experience feel somehow richer – as if I were in the presence not just of new avant-garde music but of the whole weird history of the theremin.

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Concert Review: Maya Beiser (NYC 9/13/2016)

It was nice to see a warmer side to the cellist's chill, hyper-modern aesthetic as she introduced songs and asked the audience for vocal and smartphone participation. At the end she sent us out to wander the crowded desert of Greenwich Village, inspired by her musicianship but even more so by her distinctive dark aesthetic.

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Concert Review: Soprano Hanna Golodinskii and Pianist Oxana Mikhailoff – ‘Slavic Discoveries’ (NYC, 9/10/16)

Two amazingly talented artists performed music of Vladimir Drozdoff as well as of better-known Slavic composers in the Romantic tradition, including Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

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Music Review: Violinist Carolin Widmann and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe – Music of Mendelssohn and Schumann

Written only nine years apart, these two concerti express very different aspects of Romanticism, and Widmann, who in 2013 was named Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards, brings a powerful enthusiasm to them that's evident throughout.

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A Mostly Mozart 50-Year Retrospective: Making the Most of Mozart’s Genre-Bending Spell

Over its 50 years, the Mostly Mozart Festival has built a large following, enjoyed an international reputation and presented A-list performers, all while tending to the shifting expectations of trendy New Yorkers. Under festival director Jane Moss and music director Louis Langrée, it genially circumvents the self-imposed restriction of its catchy name.

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Concert Review: Mark Peskanov, Julian Schwarz, Marika Bournaki – Brahms at Bargemusic (Brooklyn, 8/27/2016)

The three musicians did right by Brahms as they played some of the composer's most beautiful and dynamic music for violin, cello, and piano in Brooklyn's floating waterfront concert hall.

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