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Jonathan Blumhofer

Apr 152014
 
Fuse CD Reviews: Jon Nakamatsu plays Schumann, Bach’s "Brandenburg Concertos," and Mendelssohn’s "Lobgesang" (Harmonia Mundi)

A round-up of reviews of classical music CD releases from Harmonia Mundi.

Apr 142014
 
Fuse CD Reviews: Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ and Mozart/Bach Adagios & Fugues (Harmonia mundi), Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 (Avie Records)

Three reviews of new classical music CDs: one is inviting, another lively, and the last could use more intensity.

Apr 112014
 
CD Reviews: BMOP plays Babbitt and Antheil (BMOP/Sound), and Chris Wild’s Abhanden (Navona Records)

Snappy new recordings of the music of Milton Babbitt and George Antheil from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project while cellist Christ Wild’s disc offers a fascinating journey through some richly diverse musical soundscapes.

Mar 042014
 
Fuse Concert Review: An Enthusiastic Discovery Ensemble at Jordan Hall

As if the Discovery Ensemble’s impressive return after a three-month hiatus weren’t news enough, last week brought the announcement that Courtney Lewis has been appointed assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, beginning this fall.