Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Marvelously accomplished albums from American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan.
Reviews of performances that are energetic, immediate, muscular, and simply breathtaking.
Picks for the top live classical performances of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree, add to them, come up with your own list, etc.
Everyone on stage seemed to sense that this was a special occasion and the BSO, accordingly, played with an extra jolt of electricity.