- March 24, 2008 | The Classical Music Review
- Inglese, Per Favore?
Mencken called opera in English “about as sensible as baseball in Italian.” But it does have its charms.
- March 3, 2008 | Features
- Taking Over the Family Business
Born to two New York Philharmonic violinists, Alan Gilbert will soon pick up its baton. Which is good news, because it may take one of the orchestra’s own to launch the revolution it needs.
- February 18, 2008 | Feature
- After 99 Years, an Admission
On appreciating—but not necessarily enjoying—Elliott Carter’s music.
- February 11, 2008 | The Classical Music Review
- Two Cheers for Manon
In a tough soprano role, Karita Mattila is a near miss. Plus: How to listen to Stalinist music without feeling guilty.
- February 11, 2008 | Intelligencer
- Bronx Clear
How a courthouse polices us through the glass.
- April 7, 2008 | Intelligencer
- Shadows on the Hudson
Among the tottering cranes, panicky condo marketers, and derailed megadevelopments, envisioning tomorrow’s boom today.
- July 14, 2008 | Intelligencer
- Why We Need a Hero at Ground Zero
Forget a “traffic cop.” Bring in Philippe de Montebello.
- November 24, 2008 | Intelligencer
- It’s Not Over Till...
How can New York City Opera survive its failed bet on an extravagant, avant-garde future?
- December 8, 2008 | Intelligencer
- Green Dreams on Madison Square
Daniel Libeskind has unveiled a proposal for his first New York building.
- February 4, 2008 | Feature
- The Next Next Wave
In small new-music venues, failure is an option—and a route to success.