Performances

Eighty-eight reasons to seek music online during the shutdown – May 19, 2020

CDs, YouTube, and online concerts continue to provide contact-free home delivery […]

Ten Recordings to get you through the shutdown (Part II) – Apr 12, 2020

Two weeks ago I posted the first installment of Ten Recordings […]

Ten Recordings to get you through the shutdown (Part I) – Mar 30, 2020

All live performances across the country have necessarily come to a […]

Streaming links to get your music fix during the COVID-19 quarantine – Mar 18, 2020

In order to serve Classical Review readers during the current extended […]

Strong libretto, uneven music make “Marian’s Song” a mixed tribute to an opera pioneer – Mar 07, 2020

The racial barriers of mid-1900s America blocked Marian Anderson from U.S. […]

Composer Zwilich adds to her musical legacy with Cello Concerto premiere – Mar 07, 2020

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is one of America’s preeminent composers, with a […]

Beethoven among friends with Ma, Ax, and Kavakos – Mar 05, 2020

The Beethoven Express continues to accelerate down the highway.  Chicago is […]

Trifonov’s rare artistry illuminates Bach’s rarely heard “Art of Fugue” – Mar 04, 2020

If the 60-degree weather on Sunday offered hope that another Chicago […]

Yuja rocks a full house in Chicago with keyboard fireworks and artistry – Feb 19, 2020

Yuja Wang. Superstar. With apologies to Webber and Rice, the song […]

Bell’s Paganini stands out with Academy concert in Miami – Feb 18, 2020

Joshua Bell has been music director of the Academy of St. […]