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February 6   -  

Three-Brahms-Sonata-Outing Becoming Meme

Esther Ning Yau (file photo) For the third time in four and a half years, we have had occasion to take in a recital consisting of all three of Brahms’s violin sonatas; it looks like this program idea has become a distinct thing, maybe even a ...

February 4   -  

Woodwinders Mostly Enrapture

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet returned to the Celebrity Series at Jordan Hall Friday, drawing enthusiasm from works of Mozart and Neilson, restoring luster to an early Ligeti, which, though still listenable, has lost some luster, but they also ...

February 4   -  

Timeless Figaro Impresses

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—these wedding necessities were on display (in their own way) at Harvard Opera Company’s Le Nozze di Figaro Friday night, part of a run celebrating the company’s 25th ...

February 3   -  

Exulting in Bach’s Mass

Johann Sebastian Bach never actually heard his Mass in B Minor. Boston has been more fortunate of late. The Cantata Singers and Emmanuel Music gave the piece in 2011, the Handel and Haydn Society in 2013, the Boston Cecilia and Chorus pro Musica in ...

February 3   -  

A New Leader for TFC

The BSO has announced the appointment of James Burton as conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and also the new role of BSO choral director. Burton will be only second leader of TFC, founded in 1970. The appointment of the British-born choral ...

January 31   -  

Unanimous Outing for Danish Four

Today’s golden age of string quartets glisters more and more. It can hardly be the case that the Danish Quartet practices more, or harder, or somehow more effectively than other quartets today. But Saturday night at Jordan Hall in the Celebrity ...

January 31   -  

BCMS Summons Musical Isles

The Boston Chamber Music Society splits its season into trimesters, with the winter component consisting of two sessions at the Fitzgerald Theater within Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Sunday afternoon was the first of this mini-series, featuring ...

January 31   -  

HaHa Again Master the Classical Style

Harry Christophers (Marco Borgreve photo) On the 261st anniversary of Wolfgang Amadè’s birth (last Friday), the Handel & Haydn Society played at Symphony Hall a warm and delightful program of works by Haydn and Mozart. The association of ...

January 30   -  

Camerata Revisits Daniel

Copley Square demonstration (Daavid Schulenberg photo) As a second weekend of protests against the Trump regime filled Copley Square, the Boston Camerata returned on Sunday afternoon to Trinity Church to “revisit” the medieval liturgical ...

January 30   -  

Revved Up and Earthbound Eroica

Despite our hearing Bach feeling more like Beethoven and Messiaen passing somewhat earthbound, the Eroica Trio’s brief recital at the Sunday Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum proved refreshingly welcome. The concert pamphlet’s exhausting ...
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