Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Classical CD Reviews: JoAnn Falletta conducts Schreker, Manfred Honeck conducts Beethoven & Strauss, and Baiba Skride’s “American Concertos”
JoAnn Falletta’s recording of Schreker’s orchestral works is fantastic; Manfred Honeck and his Pittsburgh Symphony make Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony shocking again, and Baiba Skride proves a strong advocate for Miklós Rózsa’s Violin Concerto.
Classical Music CDs: Orchestral Music from “The Ring” and Michael Tippett’s Symphonies nos. 1 & 2
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra gives sold readings of two Michael Tippett symphonies.