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Classical Music Reviews Archive

February 22, 1999
Fiery Conduct

Conductor Valery Gergiev inspires passion in musicians and audiences alike.

February 15, 1999
What's the Score?

Juilliard's fifteenth Focus! festival surveyed the broad range of contemporary American composition and found a scene driven by diversity, if not passion.

February 8, 1999
Tenor, Anyone?

When Massanet rescored "Werther" for a famed baritone, a tortured hero became a vagueness, as the Met demonstrates.

February 8, 1999
Classical Revivals
February 1, 1999
Fascinating Rhythms

Another concert in the unfolding celebration of George Gershwin's music finds parallels in the works of Oscar Levant, Vernon Duke, and Maurice Ravel.

January 4, 1999
"Lucia di Lammermoor"
January 4, 1999
Brand Spanking New

Thomas Adès takes the naughty Duchess of Argyll as the subject of his fine first opera.

December 14, 1998
Yo Go, Girl

Long on décor and devoid of feeling for the dying Violetta, Zeffirelli's production of "La Traviata" seems to have taken its design cue from "The Will Rogers Follies."

December 14, 1998
In Brief:
"The Mahler Broadcasts, 1948-1982"
October 19, 1998
One Tenor

It would be churlish to suggest that Plácido Domingo, after a spectacular career studded with accomplishment, is doing middling work these days. Wouldn't it?

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