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Classical Music Reviews Archive

June 16, 2014
The Other Biennial

The Philharmonic cements its move into new-music territory.

March 10, 2014
Justin Davidson: How Can the Vienna Philharmonic Change Without Changing?

By living with paradox.

February 3, 2014
Justin Davidson on the Prototype Festival

In its second season, the twelve-day festival is filled with inventive shows and intrepid, if tiny audiences.

November 18, 2013
An Avant-Garde That’s Easy to Love

Three heartening moments from the new-music scene.

October 14, 2013

On the Met’s opening, and City Opera’s closing.

July 8, 2013
The Invisible Revolution

Alan Gilbert’s unflashy radicalism is re-creating the Philharmonic.

May 6, 2013
All Hail

The Met does Handel’s Giulio Cesare perfectly.

April 15, 2013
Little Deaths

A trio of small-scale operas, all about sexual decadence and its discontents.

April 8, 2013

Otherworldly sounds, from Karlheinz Stockhausen to Sufjan Stevens.

February 18, 2013
The Man Nobody Knows

At Carnegie Hall, two peeks into the slow-cooking—and often stymied—genius of Osvaldo Golijov.