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…What unexpected Joy! But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me lower expectations, first: The Gallant style wedged between late Baroque and the Classical style, of which Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is one of the most prominent proponents, largely escapes our aesthetic. I remember well hearing a performance of his oratorio, Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, at the Salzburg Mozart Week
Michel van der Aa’s “Blank Out,” at the Park Avenue Armory, brings together a live singer onstage and another who appears only in a 3-D film.
Discographies on ionarts: Bach Organ Cycles | Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycles I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX | Bruckner Symphony Cycles | Dvořák Symphony Cycles | Shostakovich Symphony Cycles | Sibelius Symphony Cycles | Mozart Keyboard Sonata Cycles
Continuing my discographies, this is a survey of – hopefully – every
The distinguished festival fired its artistic director last month. The reason remains unclear.
A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s season opener at Strathmore reminds audiences that concerts are fun, not a duty.
The opera has much to admire, but its music and plot weighs down the feather-light beauty of Natsume Soseki’s stories
Jaap van Zweden, the next music director, opens the season with contemporary music and Mahler.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
The “Star Wars” movies are rooted in the classics. So is John Williams’s music for the soundtracks.