More proof that, with pianist Igor Levit, Beethoven had found new interpreter, not only worthy, but important.
Classical Concert Review: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff — “Playing for Life and Death”
Christian Tetzlaff’s recital was a breathtaking experience, full of dancelike grace, intelligence, and charm.
Classical Album Review: The Late Pianist Lars Vogt — A Brilliant and Immensely Loved Musician
I feel that I have lost a dear friend whom I met through profoundly heartfelt recordings and, in the form of interviews, inspiring self-portraits.
Classical Music Album Review: Two Scintillating Israeli Pianists
Two brilliant Israeli pianists have released exceptional musical offerings.
Book Review: The Books of András Koerner — Acts of Wondrous Remembrance
Writer András Koerner has dedicated himself, lovingly and brilliantly, to assiduously reconstruct the lives of ordinary Jews in Hungary before the Shoah.
Concert Review: Steven Osborne and Paul Lewis — A Very French Duo Piano Recital
It was as if the pianists were performing in a small drawing room for a few friends, not at Jordan Hall.
Concert Review: Skylark Vocal Ensemble — Sublime Storytime
Storytelling is big business in concert halls these days, and as a yarn spinner Sarah Walker is in a class her own.
Book Review: The Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars — Protecting the Sacred Value of Time
Alan Rosen’s book thoughtfully illuminates the perilous calendrical devotion of Jews during the Holocaust, seeing it as a form of resistance.
Classical Music Album Review: Stephen Hough plays Brahms — The Final Piano Pieces
This CD with British pianist Stephen Hough is a gem — and it was named Recording of the Month by Gramophone Magazine.
Concert Review: L.A. Philharmonic — Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang
The charmed trifecta of John Adams, Yuja Wang, and Gustavo Dudamel produced a hit, at least to this Boston audience.