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Two spiritual works of completely different dimensions come to New York this week.
Japan overlooks the merits of its own culture out of a blinding insecurity about its international standing.
The New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Alan Gilbert, performed Bruckner’s towering Symphony No. 8 and Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Rafal Blechacz’s recital on Thursday night at Zankel Hall included familiar pieces like Beethoven’s “Pathétique” Sonata and Chopin’s “Minute” Waltz.
When James Levine leads the Metropolitan Opera in “Le Nozze di Figaro” on Saturday, it will be his 2,500th performance with the company.
An intentional dearth of light, cohesiveness and clarity makes “The Source,” an oratorio of leaked war logs, the perfect medium for the message.
The bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, known for Mozart operas, offered a concert of German lieder at Zankel Hall.
Lang Lang played two Mozart piano concertos with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic.
I am still in the process of reading all of the critical responses that have appeared so far to the “Death of Klinghoffer” at the Metropolitan Opera, and I know more will follow. I am compiling all the links here in part simply as a service to myself, but I’m sure I’m not the only person who is interested in the discussion. I’ll keep adding more as I get them.
In a Carnegie Hall concert, Maurizio Pollini’s programming choices showed a change in emphasis and message.