A new recording of Benjamin Britten’s remarkable 1954 opera packs considerable ghostly punch.
Concert/Stream Review: A Far Cry’s “Emergence” — Typically Eclectic
The Crier’s program pairs three composers one doesn’t always find together. As is likewise the norm with this group and their selections, everything somehow connects – and on multiple levels.
Opera Concert Review: Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River” — From Woundedness to Wholeness
With its wide-ranging textual and musical materials, this “church parable” stands as one of Benjamin Britten’s most striking creations.
Opera Review: Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Rape of Lucretia” — Bravi Tutti
The Boston Lyric Opera is mounting a fabulous staging of Benjamin Britten’s visceral opera.
Classical CD Reviews: Arabella Steinbacher plays Britten and Hindemith and Daniil Trifonov’s “Chopin Evocations”
Hindemith and Britten could hardly have asked for more committed advocates than Steinbacher, Jurowski, and the RSOB.
Classical CD Reviews: Emerson Quartet plays Purcell and Britten and Mozart in Havana
The Emerson Quartet is as restless and curious as ever; pianist Simone Dinnerstein is featured on a treasure of a disc.
Classical CD Reviews: James MacMillan conducts Vaughan Williams, MacMillan, and Britten and Boston Lyric Opera’s “Clemency”
Two recent albums feature compositions by James MacMillan, one of Europe’s leading composers, as well as an opportunity to hear him conducting.
Jazz Commentary Series: Jazz and the Piano Concerto — Mavericks, 1938-1983
More composers who followed their own distinctive paths when they incorporated jazz into their piano concertos.
Classical Concert Review: The Boston Symphony Orchestra — A Searing Rendition of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem”
In sum, this was one of those rare concerts in which everything clicked, musically and dramatically.
Classical Music Review: ‘Turn of the Screw’
Reviewed By Caldwell Titcomb The Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) initiated this week what it calls Opera Annex by moving out of its usual venue for its production of Benjamin Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw. The site chosen was the Park Plaza Castle, built in 1891 as a Boston armory.