Three reviews of new classical music CDs: one is inviting, another lively, and the last could use more intensity.
Classical News: Tanglewood and Mahler’s 3rd Symphony — Under Extreme Conditions
Gustav Mahler’s 3rd Symphony as performed on the opening weekend at Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony and choruses under the direction of Rafael Frubeck De Burgos was a triumph of both interpretive and technical performance.
Concert Review: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra/Benjamin Zander at Sanders Theater
In the slow third movement, Mr. Zander, the BPO, and the Symphony seemed to really be in sync: the music breathed, sighed, sang, and unfolded at a natural pace that brought out the best in everybody.
Music Commentary: What Are the BSO Trustees Thinking?
I’ve been going to BSO Open Rehearsal for some 50 years at Tanglewood and can’t remember ever having as alienating an experience as I and over one thousand other attendees had Wednesday night at Symphony Hall.
Classical Music Review: Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Resurrected
By Caldwell Titcomb Conductor Benjamin Zander celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Boston Philharmonic and his 70th birthday. The two greatest post-Brahms symphonists – Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius – were markedly unalike. In 1907 their paths happened to cross in Helsinki, and they had several conversations. When the talk turned to the essence of […]