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November 4   -  

Gabetta Debut: Vivid and In Control

Sol Gabetta is a cellist whose distinctive style emerges across the larger spans of movements, whole works, and even entire programs. Yes, she has a beautiful tone, a broad palette of colors, and a knack for lyrical phrasing, but this just describes ...

November 4   -  

Joie de Sonner

The French have the term for it, of course—joie de vivre—and organist Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet embodied it in her recital at Holy Cross Cathedral on Sunday. Rarely does one hear such an exciting collaboration among musician, instrument, ...

November 3   -  

Harpsichords and Organs at an Exhibition

Rosette by Zenti A very unusual show recently opened in Gloucester: a museum exhibition focusing solely on the musical instruments and furniture of a living builder. Entitled “Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker”, the ...

November 1   -  

New Lyds’ Smooth Grooves

Rhonda Rider, the late Mary Ruth Ray, Wilma Smith and Judith Eissenberg in 1980 At home in Slosberg Hall Brandeis on Saturday night, the latest version of the Lydian String Quartet debuted with the Mozart Dissonant, Bartok No. 2, the Ravel, and the ...

November 1   -  

Too Much Matsuev is Wonderful

Denis Matsuev (file photo) It’s doubtful anyone could not have wanted more from Denis Matsuev, who played to a full house in Jordan Hall on Saturday Night. A few might have, in rare moments, wanted less. But that’s quibbling. ...

November 1   -  

Three Delightful Sides of Thomas Adès

Thomas Ades Visiting star composer-pianist-conductor Thomas Adès put on a bold show of musical versatility Sunday afternoon at Jordan Hall, joining the Boston Symphony Chamber Players in selections ranging from Purcell to Stravinsky. A true ...

October 31   -  

Bezuidenhout Returns with Beethoven and Haydn

Kristian Bezuidenhout (Wolfgang Lienbacher photo) The fluent and skilled fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, strikingly bearded and mustachioed this time, visited Cambridge’s 1st Church Congregational Friday for the Boston Early Music ...

October 31   -  

Reassuring Play From Wellesley Pianist

Charles Fisk (file photo) Charles Fisk, professor emeritus of music at Wellesley College, has given annual recitals there for many years, events that I have always attended with pleasure. He is not a world-traveler pianist; he doesn’t play 100 ...

October 31   -  

Bostridge and Adès Take Desolate Journey

On my journey to Jordan Hall to attend Friday’s Celebrity Series of Boston- and the Boston Symphony Orchestra-sponsored recital by the inimitable duo of world-renowned tenor, Ian Bostridge and notable conductor/pianist/composer Thomas Adès, ...

October 31   -  

Madonna In Ascension

Zoë Madonna (Erich Burnett photo) In the last few years of financial crises for newspaper large and small, many publishers have sought to develop relationships with nonprofit foundations, including the funding of fellowships in service of, for ...
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