Tag: Classical Music

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Critic’s Notebook: A Canadian Composer’s Obsession With Death and Search for Connection

It says much about Vivier and his music’s preoccupations that such a tragic coincidence has been assumed to...

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My Favorite Page: Contemplating a Mystically Charged Two-Hour Piano Epic

As you said, there’s great calmness in this opening. But by the end of this first page, we’re...

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Review: ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Is a Great Opera for Our Times

My one reservation about the opera when I first heard it was that to some degree, Mr. Adès...

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Remembering Jacqueline du Pré, an Icon of the Cello

Mr. Barenboim acknowledged that Ms. du Pré’s knowledge of music theory “left a bit to be desired, to...

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Classical Music in NYC This Week

Photo Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall in December 2016. See listing below. Credit Julieta Cervantes for The New...

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Review: Bernstein Brings Alan Gilbert Back to the Philharmonic

Mr. Roukens, who at 35 is around the same age Bernstein was when he composed the “Serenade,” both...

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Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

“It makes a very eerie sound,” Mr. Chan said. “And grown-up fingers really have a hard time getting...

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Critic’s Notebook: Forced Out By Flooding, Houston’s Opera Gets On With the Show

Harvey swept into Houston on Aug. 25 and stayed for days, causing at least 60 deaths and delivering...

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Review: An Inspiring End to a 6-Month Tour of Monteverdi’s Operas

“Ulisse,” adapted from Homer’s tale of Ulysses’s return to his kingdom of Ithaca after years away at war,...

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Review: After a Decade, Martha Argerich Returns to Carnegie Hall

Yet nothing that followed this starry collaboration felt anticlimactic. Saturday’s concert brought the New York premiere of a...