After all these many decades I am still deeply moved by Yo-Yo Ma’s playing, which combines irresistible charisma and generosity of spirit.
Javier Perianes proved himself one of the elite pianists of our day, playing with such deep, inward focus.
The BSO’s captivating performances of King Roger received unanimous rave reviews from the local press, to which I add mine.
Julia Fischer’s account of Brahms’s Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) this weekend was nothing if not dynamic and impressive.
Conductor Charles Dutoit seems to have little affinity for Mahler’s distinctive style.
In sum, this was one of those rare concerts in which everything clicked, musically and dramatically.
Charles Dutoit, one of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s favorite guest conductors, drew playing of high energy and vivid color.
That Symphony Hall was probably a third empty is inexplicable, but, if you missed any of these concerts, it’s truly your loss. These were among the BSO’s benchmark performances of the last decade.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO) residency at Tanglewood begins with an all-Beethoven concert on July 6th and runs through August 26th (when it concludes with a John Harbison premiere and more Beethoven –- the Ninth).
While these dramatic sections constitute the more celebrated musical attributes of Berlioz’s furious conception of Judgment Day, it is actually in the quieter, mostly contemplative sections that the writing generates a just as impressive visionary reflectiveness.