The BSO seems to have taken to heart complaints about its lack of programming diversity, devoting two full programs to underrepresented groups.
Despite Shostakovich’s often-dissonant approach, the Fourteenth has always been highly-regarded if infrequently-played.
The BSO’s performance of the Alpine Symphony had purpose and direction.
One of Andris Nelsons’ great gifts as an interpreter is his ability to shape and develop large-scale musical forms.
On the whole, this BSO Opening Night was a welcome overview Leonard Bernstein’s larger output and of his versatility as a composer.
Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
The BSO’s Brahms’ sounds as robust and responsive as they do when they’re on their best behavior at Symphony Hall.
For all the surface-y beauty of the BSO’s playing, it’s a dull interpretation of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no. 3.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave a searing, intense reading of the solo part in Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij).
Mitsuko Uchida is quite possibly the finest Mozart pianist around today, at least among non-period specialists.