Richard Pittman led the core players of BMV in a confident, evocative reading of the music.
The Boston Lyric Opera is mounting a fabulous staging of Benjamin Britten’s visceral opera.
Hal Blaine contributed so much to such a large number of rock and pop’s greatest hits, that his music will continue to be heard and appreciated for as long as there are radios.
Whom can we thank at the Boston Symphony Orchestra for choosing James Carter to be the featured saxophone soloist in March 23’s concert at Symphony Hall?
A 1962 concert performance from Radio Italiana, now on CD, shows how delightful Wagner can sound without barking and slow wobbles.
The Flesh Eaters have returned with renewed vitality, after it hit some troughs and sputtered to a near stop.
The disc is manna for lovers of assertive electric guitar, played by one of today’s top practitioners, in an unadorned trio setting.
Overall, Juliana Hatfield’s Weird is closer to good than to great.
The BSO recently announced an extension to artistic partner Thomas Adès’s contract. It is lucky to have him. So are the rest of us.
“It’s not a concert about despair,” observes Joel Cohen, “there’s a lot of festive music in it.”