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Classical Music Reviews Archive

November 29, 2010
Sing It So I Believe It!

Against physical odds, Steven Blier coaches deep emotions from New York’s greatest singers.

November 15, 2010
Polyphonic Spree

Janet Cardiff’s Forty-Part Motet flirts with cacophony—and is instead sublime.

November 8, 2010
Darkness Visible

A Quiet Place, Leonard Bernstein’s opera of suburban angst, finally makes it to New York.

October 25, 2010
Changing of the Czars

The Met’s long road to a new Boris Godunov.

October 11, 2010
Old Gods Made New

The Met’s high-tech “Ring” debuts, with pivoting planks (and a couple of clanks).

August 23, 2010
The 98-Year-Old Rookie

A forgotten opera arrives in America, whetting the appetite for more.

July 12, 2010
Imagine If He’d Had a Mac

Edgard Varèse composed digital music in an analog time.

June 22, 2010
Not an Opera, But Definitely Floating

Rowboats and rafts turn Central Park Lake into a concert hall.

May 28, 2010
Eye of the Storm

The New York Philharmonic's brilliant production of Ligeti's bizarre opera Le Grand Macabre brings rigor to chaos.

May 24, 2010
Good Enough for Los Angeles, But…

The world’s hottest, handsomest young conductor drops in from the West Coast—and tries to live up to the hype.

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