Reviews

Richard S. Ginell - November 30, 2020

Daniil Trifonov’s latest album celebrates keyboard works by Scriabin, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev.

Nicholas Jones - November 23, 2020

Juxtaposing real-time and recorded choral sections evokes a dreamlike atmosphere contrasting intimacy and isolation.

Steven Winn - November 23, 2020

SF Girls Chorus and Ars Minerva team up for Juditha Triumphans and works by Barbara Strozzi and Isabella Leonarda.

Richard S. Ginell - November 23, 2020

Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic offer the composer’s underappreciated Symphony No. 11.

Victoria Looseleaf - November 17, 2020

The only surviving opera by Joseph Bologne has staying power in LA Opera’s production.

Steve Osborn - November 16, 2020

Cellist Adelle-Akiko Kearns is outstanding in Max Bruch’s Canzone.

Steven Winn - November 16, 2020

The hour-long concert takes a cinematic approach to its melding of musical works with insightful commentary by Esa-Pekka Salonen, musicians, and SFS personnel.

Jason Victor Serinus - November 16, 2020

Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres are spectacular in a bracing set of songs about friendship and rivalry.

Richard S. Ginell - November 16, 2020

A 1984 recording of Rainbow Family captures a landmark performance event pairing “live” musicians with microcomputers.

Scott Cmiel - November 16, 2020

Benjamin Britten elaborates on themes from John Dowland, while Eleanor Alberga was inspired by Bach and Brahms.