Author Archives: ANTHONY TOMMASINI

Review: A Nostalgia Trip at the New York Philharmonic

Source: New York Times » Music

While the program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn, led by the pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, was finely executed, it felt safe and predictable.

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Review: Listening at the Met, After James Levine

Source: New York Times » Music

Performances of “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Norma” provided a glimpse at the post-Levine company, and offered reflections of social and political upheaval.

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Mostly Mozart Festival: So Percussion and Ksenija Perform

Source: New York Times » Music

A Little Night Music, the popular series of late-night, hourlong programs, returns to the elegant and intimate Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center.

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Review: A Soaring Soprano Helps Bel Canto at Caramoor Say Farewell

Source: New York Times » Music

The final season of the Bel Canto at Caramoor program offered a fine cast, headed by the great soprano Angela Meade, in Bellini’s seldom-heard “Il Pirata.”

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Review: Decades Later, a Classic Concert Gets a Redo

Source: New York Times » Music

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Schneider Concerts series brought back a vintage Luciano Berio work, and also presented three contemporary pieces.

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Review: Renée Fleming’s Poignant Farewell to ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

Source: New York Times » Music

This superstar soprano has been retiring her signature roles one by one, and however her career evolves, she should be proud of this magnificent performance at the Met.

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Julia Bullock and Sarah Connolly Offer Enchantments New and Old

Source: New York Times » Music

Ms. Bullock, an exceptional new talent, presents a Ravel cycle and a New York premiere, while Ms. Connolly delivers a recital of Copland, Berlioz, Schumann and more.

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2016: A Memory to Keep: ‘The Public Domain’: Cherished Harmony in a Splintered Nation

Source: New York Times » Music

The premiere of this piece by David Lang underscored that all choral music is an exercise in coming together, with individuals creating a greater whole.

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