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Boston Early Music Festival
Shuffling conductors at the BSO, and 10 concerts you should hear
There's lots of music to look forward to as we approach the end of winter.
| December 30, 2011
Ludovic Morlot's second week with the BSO; plus, Boston Early Music Festival's Charpentier
In his second week with the BSO, Ludovic Morlot led another stunning program originally designed for James Levine.
| November 29, 2011
Jordi Savall and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
"The Celtic Viol" — the title of the Boston Early Music Festival concert Catalan gambist Jordi Savall gave yesterday evening at Jordan Hall — looks like an oxymoron, since Irish and Scottish music is almost by definition traditional and popular and the viol is associated with "serious" early classical music.
| June 17, 2011
The Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition
What with the operas and the big-name visitors and the demonstrations and mini-classes and workshops and symposia and society meetings, to say nothing of the Early Music America Conference and Young Performers Festival, it would be easy to overlook the Boston Early Music Festival's Exhibition.
| June 17, 2011
Steffani's Niobe opens the Boston Early Music Festival; plus, Richard Conrad's farewell
Coming of age
This is the Baroque opera production I've been waiting for.
| June 16, 2011
Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI
“Jerusalem: The City of the Two Peaces,” live At Sanders Theatre, May 5, 2010
"You are here to kneel/Where prayer has been valid.” “Here” for T.S. Eliot was a church in Huntingdonshire, but it’s hard to imagine a place where prayer has been more valid than Jerusalem, or a place where more people have died for their faith.
| May 06, 2010
Lions and lambs
Composers John Harbison and Peter Lieberson are big presences this spring.
| March 08, 2010
The BSO's Brahms, Ben Zander's Wagner, Collage New Music, and the BEMF's Handel
In my review of the memorable Brahms performances Sir Simon Rattle led with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for the Celebrity Series of Boston last month, I should have mentioned that one decision responsible for the beauty and spaciousness of the orchestral sound was the placement of the first and second violin sections on opposite sides of the stage.
| December 02, 2009
Springer vs. Nero!
Monteverdi's Poppea opens the Boston Early Music Festival, plus the Cantata Singers, the Discovery Ensemble, and Barbara Cook at the Pops
Two opera productions overlapping at the Calderwood Pavilion exploit exploitation.
| June 10, 2009
Interview: Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
The BEMF does Poppea
"Opera fans have often puzzled over the fact that Poppea does not appear to have a character the audience wants to root for, since everyone has seriously objectionable traits."
| May 27, 2009
From Don Giovanni’s hell to Haydn’s Creation
Boston Lyric Opera follows up Dvorák’s moonstruck Rusalka, with Christopher Schaldebrand in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the BSO and much more.
| March 20, 2009
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
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