Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Classical CD Review: Vienna Philharmonic’s 2021 New Year’s Concert
The VPO’s performance doesn’t want for energy or purpose because of the lack of a crowd. Rather, there seems to be an internal imperative to the ensemble’s music-making that isn’t always apparent at these events.
Classical CD Reviews: Semyon Bychkov conducts Franz Schmidt and Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mendelssohn Symphonies
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin does dazzlingly right by the symphonies of Mendelssohn.
Classical CD Reviews: Handel’s Water Music and the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2016 New Year’s Concert
Nobody, these days, plays the music of the Strauss family better than the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.