Classical Album Review: Cleveland Orchestra Plays Schnittke and Prokofiev

December 12, 2021
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If you’re looking for instrumental music that grapples with tumultuous events, times, and circumstances, this may well be the disc for you.

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Concert Review: Boston Symphony plays Widmann and Brahms at Symphony Hall

October 7, 2016
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The intellectual and emotional intelligence of the docket stands as a conspicuous example of exemplary programmatic creativity.

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Preview/Interview: Jörg Widmann’s “Trauermarsch” — An Idea of Paradise

October 3, 2016
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To speak with Jörg Widmann is to encounter a mind furiously at work and aware of his craft as viewed through the lens of Western history.

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Concert Review: Boston Symphony plays Haydn, Bartók, and Tchaikovsky

December 1, 2015
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Andris Nelsons possesses a clear fondness for Slavic music and his Tchaikovsky performances in Boston have become can’t-miss events.

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Classical Music Review: Fleisher at 80

October 8, 2008
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By Caldwell Titcomb The two greatest American pianists to emerge in the twentieth century are Leon Fleisher (b. 1928) and Murray Perahia (b. 1947). From 1958 to 1962 Fleisher recorded all five Beethoven piano concertos and the two by Brahms with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell. These constitute the yardstick against which all other…

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