Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic deliver an edgy, electrifying Beethoven Fifth – Nov 20, 2015

For the second installment of their weeklong Beethoven cycle at Carnegie Hall, […]

Glass’s revised “Appomattox” proves even more unwieldy at Washington National Opera – Nov 15, 2015

In some ways, the United States is still fighting the Civil War. […]

Boston Lyric Opera probes the modern psyche with Glass’s “In the Penal Colony” – Nov 13, 2015

In the age of Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo, it’s tempting to see […]

Bach Collegium Japan brings graceful Baroque to Boston – Nov 11, 2015

Twenty-five years ago, Masaaki Suzuki formed an ensemble to introduce historical performance […]

Petersen finds humanity in the darkness of Met’s visually stunning “Lulu” – Nov 07, 2015

Near the end of Act 2 of Alban Berg’s Lulu, as Alwa […]

Kissin’s singular artistry illuminates Beethoven warhorse, Spanish rarities – Nov 05, 2015

At first glance, it was tempting to call Evgeny Kissin’s Tuesday recital […]

Konieczny, Denoke make powerful Chicago debuts in Lyric Opera’s harrowing “Wozzeck” – Nov 04, 2015

“It’s a bad world,” observes one character in Wozzeck, and it’s hard […]

Cellist Joshua Roman gives his compelling concerto a successful premiere with Illinois Philharmonic – Oct 19, 2015

Too many American orchestras are currently taking a reactionary approach to programming, […]

Pollini’s elegant exploration offers subtle rewards in Chopin, Schumann – Oct 13, 2015

The concert pianist is a paradox. A vast amount of the solo […]

Magnificent cast makes Met’s “Tannhäuser” a Wagner night to remember – Oct 11, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Tannhäuser is a significant success, but a […]