Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and this month’s list includes Leonard Bernstein, Leon Russell, The Faces, Carla Bley, and Rod Stewart.
A welcome entry in complete sets of Camille Saint-Saëns’ five symphonies — a composer of his caliber deserves a wealth of viewpoints.
Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp’s duets will draw in and fascinate listeners who are open to intelligent, virtuosic, and intimate improvisations, simultaneously logical and free.
Bassist Dave Holland’s new album, Another Land, will take you to interesting places. Clarinetist’s Ben Goldberg’s latest, with its guitar/bass/drums core, might do the same.
Those who have followed Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh’s career over the past three decades are the target audience for this memoir. But she is a good enough writer to interest people who may never have listened to her music.
It’s so important in these times to present international and culturally diverse music and dance. It can be a joyful source of healing for our world, and Global Arts Live has been doing this since its inception..
The group’s exuberance makes it easy to like, an enthusiasm that is compounded by the quality of its live shows and its recordings.
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
An American Mosaic is a fascinating study of how a contemporary composer can fuse the gestures and syntax of a tradition rooted in Bach with contemporary sensibilities.
These are tough, feisty, devastating pieces — easily among the 20th century’s finest symphonies — and they receive ferocious readings from Antonio Pappano and the LSO.