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Dec 162016
 
Commentary: Best Classical Performances of 2016

Picks for the top live classical performances of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree, add to them, come up with your own list, etc.

Mar 012012
 
Fuse Concert Review: Alexander Baille and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra/Benjamin Zander at Sanders Theater

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra handled Lutosławski’s aleatoric textures with confidence, though the all-important brass interruptions felt more hesitant than decisive, making the work’s narrative quality rather episodic as opposed to smoothly flowing.

Oct 302009
 
Coming Attractions in Classical Music: November 2009

By Caldwell Titcomb Nov 1: Dinosaur Annex celebrates the 80th birthday of composer Yehudi Wyner with two of his works, plus music by David Liptak, Stefan Hakenberg & others. Wyner will himself perform. Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street, Boston, at [...]

Mar 142009
 
Classical Music Review: Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Resurrected

By Caldwell Titcomb Conductor Benjamin Zander celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Boston Philharmonic and his 70th birthday. The two greatest post-Brahms symphonists – Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius – were markedly unalike. In 1907 their paths happened to cross [...]