In the right hands, Shostakovich’s Twelfth can come off as nothing less than an intriguing, lively symphonic essay.
The sound on these discs couldn’t be more clear or precise; the music is low-key, thoughtful, and resolutely melodious.
Gounod was no mere purveyor of gentle sentiments. This 1881 opera, superbly performed, shows plenty of drama and grit.
When have the Robinsons ever done what was expected on them? And when have they ever really cared?
An exhilarating and entertaining evening with Puddles, a most personable and unique clown.
To hear a 13-piece ensemble of this caliber, doing justice to these great songs, was simply hard to beat.
Believe it or not, Buddy Holly is on tour with another deceased rock ’n’ roll pioneer — Roy Orbison.
All three groups in this Blue Note anniversary concert were distinctly different. One was shaded with a hip hop influence, one proffered organ trio jazz-funk and one, all female, had singing as its focal point.
At a time when a number of established music venues in the Boston area have closed, Club Passim continues to thrive, thanks to the loyal grass-roots support it has enjoyed over six decades.
Robert Forster was apparently spot-on when he proclaimed that The Go-Betweens “were too good for the bloody charts.”