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Classical Music Reviews Archive

May 17, 2010
Bringing It All Back Home

Valery Gergiev digs into Stravinsky—the most international of composers—to find his Russian roots.

April 26, 2010
Flickering Vision

Peter Gelb’s first full season at the Met produced one shining moment— and a lot of fizzles.

April 12, 2010
Talent Times Three

Celebrating Thomas Adès, the composer-pianist-conductor of his generation.

February 24, 2010
Just Listen

At the Met’s new Attila, the sets are by Herzog & de Meuron and the costumes by Prada—but the show’s a lot better if you ignore them both.

January 19, 2010
It’s All About Domingo

In a pair of Verdi operas at the Met, Plácido fills every possible moment with starpower, to mixed results.

January 18, 2010
After 24 Years, the Met Finally Has a Great ‘Carmen’ Again

Justin Davidson on the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen.

January 4, 2010
Literary Notes

A director melds classic poetry and music, seeking more than the sum of the parts.

November 30, 2009
Siberian Heat

From the House of the Dead comes alive at the Met.

November 23, 2009
Revival House

City Opera comes home, looking reassuringly like its old self.

October 26, 2009
Clunk, Beep, Clang

So Percussion tries to make music out of the city’s noise.

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