Reviews

Michael Zwiebach - December 8, 2020

Valley of the Moon Festival has quietly made a big contribution to the Beethoven year.

Gil French - December 8, 2020

A new recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and two Romances lacks synergy with conductor and orchestra.

Richard S. Ginell - December 7, 2020

The composer’s folk-tinged tone poems shine on a new disc of BBC Symphony Orchestra performances.

Steven Winn - December 7, 2020

The Jake Heggie/Gene Scheer opera is available for streaming through Dec. 31.

Jessica Balik - November 30, 2020

Four composers tackle the technical challenges of virtual performances and weave solutions into the fabric of their works.

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.