The young baritone Will Liverman’s performances are full of spirit and a wide range of moods.
One of the year’s stand-out releases: full of wonderful music, all of it well worth getting to know, and played to the hilt.
Arguably, the strongest entry in the BSO’s complete Shostakovich symphony cycle thus far; Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 2016 Cello Concerto is emotionally direct and, at times, simply gorgeous; the resurgence of interest in the music of Boston-educated composer Florence Price is a good thing.
A triumphant disc from A Far Cry, some fresh thinking from Giuseppe Sinopoli and the Israel Philharmonic, and Thomas Hampson, a great purveyor of American song, focuses on Chicago.
Reviews of performances that are energetic, immediate, muscular, and simply breathtaking.