Classical CD Reviews: Gardner’s Elgar, Francois-Xavier Roth’s Ravel, and Orchestral Music by Ruggles, Stucky, and Harbison

July 14, 2018
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Strong discs from Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Francois-Xavier Roth and his Paris-based period-instrument ensemble Les Siècles, and the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, an ad-hoc summer orchestra comprised of some of the U.S.’s finest conservatory musicians.

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Concert Review: Charles Dutoit conducts Ravel and Javier Perianes plays Manuel de Falla

March 8, 2016
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Javier Perianes proved himself one of the elite pianists of our day, playing with such deep, inward focus.

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Concert Review: Boston Chamber Music Society enchants with Ravel and Debussy

August 21, 2012
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Despite the high level of the players, there are things a professional quartet brings to a performance or recording—uniformity of sound and style—that cannot be matched by a group cobbled together and given limited rehearsal time.

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Culture Review: At MIT, an exhilarating example of 21st-century, multi-media collaboration

January 24, 2011
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It would have been easy to make an entire season out of the ideas the Boston Chamber Music Society compressed into one afternoon; as it is, the wealth of material had the audience buzzing during the two intermissions. Some found the multi-media presentation too much of a good thing. I found it exhilarating and challenging…

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