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Dover Quartet launches Beethoven cycle with quicksilver elegance – Dec 16, 2020

Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18, nos. 1-6. Dover Quartet (Cedille, two […]

Albulescu brings vitality, balance to familiar Beethoven – Dec 10, 2020

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 “Emperor”; Eugene Albulescu, pianist […]

Polenzani kicks off a virtual Vocal Arts DC season with strong program – Dec 01, 2020

After hearing last spring that most of their subscribers did not […]

Seraphic Fire looks to the past for a pandemic season – Nov 06, 2020

The composers of Medieval and Renaissance Europe knew something about epidemics, […]

Haymarket Opera goes to Hollywood, opening 10th season with a filmic “Acis and Galatea” – Nov 02, 2020

For opera lovers, the live-music shutdown due to Covid-19 has been […]

Wu Han, Lincoln Center Chamber Society retool for a virtual broadcast season – Oct 23, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic canceled the end of last season and […]

Illinois Philharmonic opens season in exhilarating form with strings attached – Oct 19, 2020

All of us who are waiting impatiently for the return of […]

Utah Symphony’s cautious opening proves a moving experience – Sep 19, 2020

The Utah Symphony opened its 2020-21 season on time Thursday night, […]

Pacifica Quartet serves up a bracing disc of women composers – Aug 05, 2020

Pacifica Quartet; Otis Murphy, saxophonist. Ran: Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory—String Quartet […]

Massachusetts chorus disc offers ideal introduction to Arvo Pärt – Jul 03, 2020

Arvo Pärt, Stabat Mater. Gloriae Dei Cantores GDCD 065 When he […]