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December 22, 2008
The Young Old Master

Alisa Weilerstein, at 26, is too big a talent to be pigeonholed. Plus, Renée Fleming gives good diva in Thaïs.

November 24, 2008
The Devil Is in the Details

Extraordinary staging gets the most out of La Damnation de Faust.

November 17, 2008
Diversity Now!

Douglas Cuomo draws on ethnic musics of every variety—with a mongrel result.

November 3, 2008
Sketches of Spain

Period instruments put concertgoers in the world—not just the words—of Don Quixote.

October 27, 2008
Fission Power

Penny Woolcock’s production of Doctor Atomic burnishes a masterpiece.

October 13, 2008
Rethinking Lenny

Performers too young to have known Bernstein see his music afresh.

June 9, 2008
My Building Has Every Convenience

David Byrne attempts to turn a derelict ferry terminal into one immense musical instrument.

June 2, 2008
Lost Love

Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs, written for his late wife to sing, finds a new interpreter.

May 5, 2008
One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor

Paul Simon’s tribute at BAM was a triumph. So why’d he look so glum?

April 28, 2008
The Long March of Philip Glass

Satyagraha’s rivers of sound convey an endless quest for enlightenment. Or they’re really tedious.

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