Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This month’s especially eclectic list includes The Allman Brothers Band, Roy Brown, Black Sabbath, Johann Sebastian Bach, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Classical Music Concert: Handel and Haydn Society Does Bach Right
It’s hard to sit through these six masterpieces and not feel, for the moment, that life is really good.
Commentary: 2017-18 Orchestral, Opera, and New Music Season Preview
Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
Concert Review: András Schiff’s Remarkable Piano Odyssey
No pianist in his right mind is going to repeat this program. András Schiff had privileged us with a gift that only he could give.
Classical CD Review: Groundbreaking Bach on the Mandolin
Avi Avital, a young virtuoso determined to expand the repertoire, is the first mandolinist ever to be signed to a contract with Deutsche Grammophone. His recording of Bach for the label is an important milestone for the mandolin.
Classical Music Review: The Hypnotically Lovely Playing of Pianist Angela Hewitt
Pianist Angela Hewitt’s performance was hypnotically lovely. She has a beautiful touch, as piano teachers like to say, and her playing was colorful and always elegant.
Classical Music Interview: Pianist Jeremy Denk — Riding the Roller Coaster of Rhythm
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 […]