Two brilliant Israeli pianists have released exceptional musical offerings.
Writer András Koerner has dedicated himself, lovingly and brilliantly, to assiduously reconstruct the lives of ordinary Jews in Hungary before the Shoah.
It was as if the pianists were performing in a small drawing room for a few friends, not at Jordan Hall.
Storytelling is big business in concert halls these days, and as a yarn spinner Sarah Walker is in a class her own.
Alan Rosen’s book thoughtfully illuminates the perilous calendrical devotion of Jews during the Holocaust, seeing it as a form of resistance.
This CD with British pianist Stephen Hough is a gem — and it was named Recording of the Month by Gramophone Magazine.
The charmed trifecta of John Adams, Yuja Wang, and Gustavo Dudamel produced a hit, at least to this Boston audience.
These superbly produced — and sung, played, and conducted — holiday music albums are perfect stocking stuffers.
This is a gem of a recording, a wonderful introduction to this often overlooked Hungarian composer.
Skylark continues to impress me with its distinctly beautiful sound, its dazzling control over dynamics and intonation, and its unusually compelling programming.