Classical Music Reviews
Read The Splendid Tabla: New Indian Flavors For Orchestra
April 17, 2012 – Evan Ziporyn pairs exciting new concertos for two unlikely soloists: bass clarinet and the tabla.
Watch Bach's St. Matthew Passion: Ritualized And Riveting
April 10, 2012 – Watch an excerpt of Peter Sellars' semi-staged "ritualization" of Bach's dramatic passion story.
Read Classical Lost And Found: A Mid-Century View From Venezuela
April 3, 2012 – Evencio Castellanos' symphonic poems from the 1940s reveal Venezuela at its most voluptuous.
Read The Best Classical Album of 2012?
Read Witold Lutoslawski: Always Searching For A New Sound
March 6, 2012 – Over a 50 year career, the Polish composer continued to uncover new paths of musical expression.
Read New York Polyphony: A Vocal Quartet Takes On Death
February 21, 2012 – A haunting program of early a cappella vocal works focused on death, loss and mortality.
Read Ernesto Cordero's Caribbean-Flavored Concertos
Read Purcell, Drake And Cohen: Songwriters On Equal Footing
February 7, 2012 – Odd bedfellows perhaps, but each is adept at creating claustrophobic spaces of melancholy.
Read Garrick Ohlsson: In Pursuit Of A Warhorse
Read Raising A Glass To America's Most Famous Contemporary Composer
January 31, 2012 – Hear some of the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' Ninth Symphony.
Read A Quarter-Century Of Banging, And Still As Fresh As Ever
January 24, 2012 – The venerable new music collective celebrates its 25th anniversary with a free double CD.
Read Janáček For Voices: The Choral Side Of An Unusual Composer
January 10, 2012 – A new album by Cappella Amsterdam uncovers rarely heard music by the quirky Czech master.
Read The Takacs Quartet's Haydn: Brilliant, But With A Bite
January 3, 2012 – Gorgeous performances of three string quartets Haydn wrote to "sell" his music to the public.
Read The Art Of The Concerto In Azerbaijan
Read Wenceslas: A Goodhearted King And His Popular Carol
December 22, 2011 – Behind the well-known song that bears his name is the story of what made King Wenceslas so good.