Susan Miron

Classical Music Review: Masterworks Chorale Offers a Contemplative Tchaikovsky

February 24, 2011
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The Masterworks Chorale doesn’t get the critical attention or large audiences it rightly deserves. Friday’s concert may not have been as well-attended as it should have been, but those in the audience realized they were having a rare and extraordinary listening experience.

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Classical Music Interview: Cantata Singers’ David Hoose On J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor

February 24, 2011
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The venerable Cantata Singers and Ensemble obviously knows how to throw an epic party. The group is limbering up for its 50th anniversary celebration by taking on J. S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B Mass in B Minor, BWV 232.

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Classical Music Review: Clear As a Joshua Bell

February 5, 2011
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The recipient of countless honors and awards, the perennially popular Joshua Bell, now 43, can still pass for a 20-something. He’s still slender with the same trademark head of straight, light brown, swinging hair (think Ringo in a shampoo commercial) that he’s always had. Joshua Bell, violin and Sam Haywood, piano. Presented by the Celebrity…

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Classical Music Sampler: April 2011

January 28, 2011
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Update: Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s recital on April 1st has been cancelled. The month features appearances by acclaimed performers who have come to New England often before, such as soprano Dawn Upshaw, pianist Dubravka Tomsic, and harpist Sivan Magen, as well as a musical celebration of the 85th birthday of composer, conductor, horn player, author,…

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Classical Music Sampler: February 2011

January 27, 2011
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Accomplished performers coming to New England this month include baritone Sanford Sylvan in Paul Hindemith’s rarely staged opera Cardillac, the highly praised young violinist Noé Inui, and the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, which will present an evening of music by Venetian Baroque masters. By Susan Miron. February 4 and 11: Celebration of the bicentennial of…

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Classical Music Interview: Pianist Jeremy Denk — Riding the Roller Coaster of Rhythm

January 20, 2011
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Pianist Jeremy Denk says, “Being a musician can be very solitary and a bit navel-gazing (like blogging). I’m not sure that blogging made me saner, but it surely released a valve somewhere.” By Susan Miron Pianist Jeremy Denk will be tackling one of the year’s most challenging programs this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at MassArt…

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Classical Music Review: For Those Who Love British Choral Music

January 16, 2011
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The only thing more unforgettable than this sung story of woe was the eloquent singing of Lynn Torgove. Vaughan Williams could have hoped for no better singer or instrumental ensemble. The Cantata Singers. At Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, January 14. By Susan Miron The history of British classical music is a strange…

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Classical Music Sampler: January 2011

December 27, 2010
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I had always thought of January as a musically quiet month, but looking over the concerts I wanted to see, I realized how it is at least as great a month for concertgoing as any other in Boston. I am betting each of the concerts I listed here will be superb. By Susan Miron. January…

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Fuse Classical Music Review: A Far Cry — 17 Strings Strong

December 21, 2010
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There is no shortage in this town of chamber music groups trying to carve out a charismatic niche of their own. This seems to have come naturally to this high energy, highly likable ensemble. By Susan Miron. Seventeen strings strong, A Far Cry is that rare kind of musical group that appears to do everything…

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Classical Music Review: The BEMF’s Impressive “Dido and Aeneas”

November 28, 2010
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BEMF’s Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs have, once again, produced a work of impeccable and imaginative scholarship for a production that’s not only historically informed, but musically, dramatically, and visually entertaining. Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate. Presented by the Boston Early Music Festival. At New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston, MA,…

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