Monday , May 27 2024

Concert Music

Concert Review: Yoshiki Classical Special with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Yoshiki has used emotional trauma as the raw material to build the rest of his life and art. It also serves as the centerpiece of his Classical Special show, which, like his concerts with X Japan, has a resonant energy that remains with one long after the program has ended.

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Music Review: Pianist Tania Stavreva – ‘Rhythmic Movement’

On top of a capacious talent, the Bulgarian-born, New York-based pianist has a distinctive sensibility evidenced by her choice of repertoire, which encompasses works by composers from her homeland as well as contemporary new music and her own compositions.

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Music Review: NRBQ – ‘High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective’

NRBQ are every bit as adventurous as they were as a young bunch of guys playing around at the Adams home some 51 years ago, even though Terry Adams stands alone as the only band member spanning the timeline from then to now. How he’s been able to hang on to the energy and charming irreverence that permeates this box of collected performances (both studio and live in concert) is a testament to his continued enthusiasm and love of music.

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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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