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“Just Call Her ‘Tailleferre’ ”

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 6 reviews
Published 01.09.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Così Fan Tutte: racial and sexual abuse should shock audiences, not the titillation

by Eleanor Smith
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 30.08.2016 Category:

Interview with Serge Bulat: Grappling with the concept of time

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 12 reviews
Published 26.08.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

How to negotiate the tricky territory of 'fascist music'

by Ian Pace
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 10.08.2016 Category:

Music day and night: a summer festival in France

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 4 reviews
Published 26.07.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Drawing on musical emotion --- it’s all in the eyes

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 6 reviews
Published 28.05.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Sendak restorations highlight “The Magic Flute” in Portland Opera production

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 14.05.2016 Category: by James Bash

Big hair: Classical pianism meets show business

by Michael Johnson
4.5 stars 12 reviews
Published 06.05.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Prokofiev on fire in Bordeaux

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 29.04.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

The pianist’s hidden secret: a great tuner -- man or woman

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 16 reviews
Published 07.04.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Sharp contrasts and rarefied beauty from the Cantata Singers

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 04.04.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Nagano’s Quebec orchestra triumphs in Boston

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 4 reviews
Published 18.03.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Soprano substitute wins the day in Seattle Opera’s “Maria Stuarda”

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 17.03.2016 Category: by James Bash

Georges Cziffra’s ‘tiny hot pearls’

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 07.03.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

In the Service: Koussevitzky of Boston

by Michael Johnson
4.5 stars 6 reviews
Published 01.03.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

The chill winds of Schubert’s Winterreise

by Michael Johnson
4.5 stars 6 reviews
Published 20.02.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Alexander Paley interview: ‘Classical music is not for everybody’

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 09.02.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

A perfect pairing: Rachmaninov with his friend Medtner

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 09.02.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

The enigmatic Julius Eastman : Black, gay and loaded with talent

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 6 reviews
Published 30.01.2016 Category: by Michael Johnson

Erin Hales: A creative approach to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 5 reviews
Published 29.12.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Interview: How Yeritsyan merges her three musical cultures

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 22.12.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Pianist Yeritsyan offers a fresh take on Scriabin sonatas

by Michael Johnson
4 stars 4 reviews
Published 17.12.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Bordeaux gets a rich mix of Brahms and contemporary

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 05.12.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Review of San Francisco Opera’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”

by James Bash
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 02.12.2015 Category: by James Bash

Volodos wildly greeted by Bordeaux pianophiles

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 26.11.2015 Category:

Lang Lang gets mixed reception in Bordeaux

by Michael Johnson
4 stars 9 reviews
Published 18.11.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Soaring Aloft

by Michael Johnson
4.5 stars 3 reviews
Published 01.11.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Choir singing improves health, happiness – and is the perfect icebreaker

by Jacques Launay and Eiluned Pearce
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 28.10.2015 Category:

Boston’s Philharmonic gets fired up for two mystical classics

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 24.10.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Ivan Ilic on Feldman: He enters your mind on little cat feet

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 4 reviews
Published 18.10.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

A John Heiss premiere focuses on the oboe

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 2 reviews
Published 09.10.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Playing For The Greats

by Glen Roven
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 06.09.2015 Category: by Glen Roven

Hagen emerges as the heroic agent of change in Castorf’s “Götterdämmerung”

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 05.09.2015 Category: by James Bash

Castorf succeeds in provoking boos with “Siegfried” at Bayreuth

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 03.09.2015 Category: by James Bash

Castorf’s sets “Die Walküre” in the oil fields of the US and USSR

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 31.08.2015 Category:

Oberlin-Como partnership appoints two young pianists

by Michael Johnson
4.5 stars 30 reviews
Published 30.08.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Castorf’s production at Bayreuth gives “Das Rheingold” a low-life gangster look

by James Bash
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 26.08.2015 Category: by James Bash

Outstanding singing and music conquer rats in Lohengrin at Bayreuth

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 24.08.2015 Category: by James Bash

Superb new production of Tristan und Isolde at Bayreuth

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 22.08.2015 Category: by James Bash

Seattle Opera’s Nabucco puts singers and orchestra in the limelight with success… mostly

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 14.08.2015 Category: by James Bash

Philip Glass: Everyone was dead and I was a ‘musical idiot’

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 05.08.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

"Words Without Music" by Philip Glass

by Glen Roven
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 04.08.2015 Category: by Glen Roven

The ‘Yoda’ of the piano world dominates the Tchaikovsky competition

by Michael Johnson
3.5 stars 13 reviews
Published 02.07.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

San Francisco Symphony mixes things up with imagery and motion in “Missa Solemnis”

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 01.07.2015 Category: by James Bash

San Francisco Opera creates magnificent spectacle with Berlioz’s “Les Troyens”

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 26.06.2015 Category: by James Bash

An updated Norma for today’s Bordeaux audience

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 4 reviews
Published 07.06.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Unexpected Places

by Glen Roven
4 stars 1 reviews
Published 06.06.2015 Category: by Glen Roven

Note to Harvey Goldsmith: it's your music that's dead, not festivals

by Mike Jones
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 04.06.2015 Category:

Tinkering with the ivories: Barenboim unveils his 'new' piano design

by Charles Wiffen
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 01.06.2015 Category:

Bordeaux falls in love with Lupu

by Michael Johnson
4 stars 4 reviews
Published 27.05.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Humor and seriousness collide in Seattle Opera’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 08.05.2015 Category:

Producing for Patricia Racette

by Glen Roven
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 22.04.2015 Category: by Glen Roven

LaRosa rattles the church windows

by Michael Johnson
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 20.04.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Contrasts and Dreamscapes

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 11.04.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Boston Symphony raises the rafters with new Gandolfi work and Mahler SixthS

by James Bash
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 02.04.2015 Category:

H+H delivers mesmerizing performance of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion”

by James Bash
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 29.03.2015 Category: by James Bash

How music helps resolve our deepest inner conflicts

by Leonid Perlovsky
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 25.03.2015 Category:

Review of Benjamin Grosvenor’s piano recital

by James Bash
4.5 stars 11 reviews
Published 24.03.2015 Category: by James Bash

Coming soon: Deljavan’s new Schumann CD

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 14.03.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Simon Barere’s ‘pearls of sheer light’

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 4 reviews
Published 02.03.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Review of Seattle Opera’s production of Handel’s “Semele”

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 02.03.2015 Category: by James Bash

Meet the artist......Ivan Ilic, pianist

by Frances Wilson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 26.02.2015 Category:

Matthew Polenzani and Joyce DiDonato in my Backyard

by Glen Roven
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 19.02.2015 Category: by Glen Roven

Nice Jewish Music

by Glen Roven
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 19.02.2015 Category:

Arturo Fuentes’ Snowstorm takes a bow in Bordeaux

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 12.02.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Review of Portland Opera’s Carmen

by James Bash
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 12.02.2015 Category:

In With The New

by Glen Roven
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 02.02.2015 Category: by Glen Roven

The wailing vibrato of Sidney Bechet

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 7 reviews
Published 25.01.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Ivan Ilic’s personal homage to a daring composer

by Michael Johnson
4.5 stars 13 reviews
Published 20.01.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Hélène Grimaud: a stunning recital in Bordeaux

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 17.01.2015 Category: by Michael Johnson

Review of Seattle Opera’s “Tosca”

by James Bash
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 17.01.2015 Category: by James Bash

We're playing classical music all wrong – composers wanted us to improvise

by Clive Brown
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 15.01.2015 Category:

What Can A Deaf Composer Teach Hearing Impaired Kids About Music? - More Than You Might Think

by Michael Levin
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 15.01.2015 Category: by Michael Levin

My Brooklyn Bridge: The Party's Not Over

by Glen Roven
4 stars 3 reviews
Published 02.01.2015 Category:

Cello and piano share the spotlight in Rachmaninov’s sonata

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 28.12.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Hamelin: Balancing performance and composing

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 12.12.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Hamelin shows Bordeaux how it’s done

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 11.12.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Hamelin the virtuoso pianist takes it easy in Bordeaux

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 4 reviews
Published 10.12.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Bloody knuckles can sometimes inspire music

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 29.11.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

The Irish reinvent Christmas music

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 5 reviews
Published 27.11.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Dumont sparkles at Bordeaux piano festival

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 20.11.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

What is conducting?

by Sally Macarthur
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 18.11.2014 Category:

NEC Phil Relaunches Kirchner

by Michael Johnson
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 08.11.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

New music: A journey to a “slightly different place”

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 06.11.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

What does your musical taste say about your personality and lifestyle?

by Adrian North
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 02.10.2014 Category:

World No. 3 La Bohème scores in Bordeaux

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 30.09.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Chills and thrills: why some people love music – and others don't

by Nikki Rickard
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 25.09.2014 Category:

Mordecai Shehori: finding that special 'zing' in your piano

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 2 reviews
Published 18.08.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Why Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem still resounds today

by Nicholas Ashton
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 14.08.2014 Category:

Composer Scott Wollschleger: Painting with the Right Notes

by Ivan Ilic
5 stars 6 reviews
Published 19.07.2014 Category:

Pianist Ernest So’s latest discoveries

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 17.07.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Interview With Composer Gregg Lehrman

by Teddy Wayne
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 13.07.2014 Category:

Caressing the arpeggios: Shirley Hunt does Bach’s cello suites

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 7 reviews
Published 09.06.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

John Cage: ‘More mainstream than ever’

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 3 reviews
Published 05.06.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Ivan Ilic: A ‘sumptuous’ feast of related pieces

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 4 reviews
Published 01.06.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Frederic Rzewski

by Daniel Asia
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 25.05.2014 Category:

Frederic Rzewski in full flow

by Michael Johnson
3.5 stars 3 reviews
Published 23.05.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Beaser

by Daniel Asia
0 stars 1 reviews
Published 21.05.2014 Category:

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: John Adams

by Daniel Asia
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 19.05.2014 Category:

The world wakes up to Irish “Sleepsongs”

by Michael Johnson
4 stars 4 reviews
Published 16.05.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

The Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Brown and Feldman

by Daniel Asia
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 13.05.2014 Category:

A Tale of Two Concertos

by Daniel Asia
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 09.05.2014 Category:

The Pulitzer Prize in music: Still out of tune

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 14 reviews
Published 18.04.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Naboré’s love affair with the daunting Diabelli

by Michael Johnson
3.5 stars 6 reviews
Published 15.04.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Italian flavor with a difference

by Michael Johnson
0 stars 1 reviews
Published 11.03.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Messiaen’s magic monument

by Michael Johnson
5 stars 1 reviews
Published 03.03.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Contemporary sonorities resound in Bordeaux

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 136 reviews
Published 23.02.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

The very classical Labèque sisters in modern mode

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 180 reviews
Published 11.01.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Turning Scarlatti on his head

by Michael Johnson
3.5 stars 293 reviews
Published 07.01.2014 Category: by Michael Johnson

Goodbye earworms, hello Keeril Makan

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 204 reviews
Published 30.12.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

The percussion concerto that ‘couldn’t be done’

by Michael Johnson
3.5 stars 160 reviews
Published 23.12.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

The colorful canvas of Tcherepnin’s piano writing

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 199 reviews
Published 08.12.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Alkan’s piano works return after decades of neglect

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 243 reviews
Published 04.12.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Johannes and Clara, the mysterious love story

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 177 reviews
Published 30.11.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

The tale of two Pauls: they just didn’t see eye-to-eye

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 171 reviews
Published 18.11.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Sonic Light from Chinese Chamber Players

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 159 reviews
Published 30.10.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Soyeon Kate Lee Lights Up Gardner

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 132 reviews
Published 21.10.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Music’s restless avant garde: Still a ‘wonderful adventure’

by Michael Johnson
3.5 stars 398 reviews
Published 01.10.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Reich, Pärt and Davies find New life in Kuniko’s marimba

by Michael Johnson
2.5 stars 59 reviews
Published 14.09.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

The Cliburn’s New Keyboard Crop

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 284 reviews
Published 06.09.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Rocking the cradle of experimental music

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 61 reviews
Published 01.09.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Morton Feldman in the mainstream?

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 384 reviews
Published 21.07.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Pianoporn: How to liberate yourself from the 88-tooth monster

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 321 reviews
Published 19.07.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Alessandro Deljavan: The Art of Joy

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 366 reviews
Published 14.07.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Deljavan drops out of Cleveland Competition

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 422 reviews
Published 03.07.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Piano competitions: rhinoceros hide required

by Michael Johnson
3.5 stars 678 reviews
Published 16.06.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Young Italian pianist at ease with Scarlatti

by Michael Johnson
3 stars 391 reviews
Published 24.03.2013 Category: by Michael Johnson

Portland Opera – Galileo Galilei

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 19.04.2012 Category: by James Bash

East Coast Chamber Orchestra wows with stellar performance

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 13.04.2012 Category: by James Bash

Kronos concert slips with easy-listening music

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 02.04.2012 Category: by James Bash

Renée Fleming sweeps the audience off its feet at Oregon Symphony Concert

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 22.03.2012 Category: by James Bash

Review of Seattle Opera’s Orphée et Eurydice

by James Bash
0 stars 0 reviews
Published 21.03.2012 Category: by James Bash