Michelle Dulak Thomson

Michelle Dulak Thomson is a violinist and violist who has written about music for Strings, Stagebill, Early Music America, and The New York Times.

Articles By This Author

Michelle Dulak Thomson - December 28, 2013

In his centenary year, Benjamin Britten’s string quartets are winning a lot of attention, and clearly aren’t only for Brits.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - November 4, 2013

A new CD from Kevin Puts features extremely interesting and inventive choral writing, but save the liner notes for after your first listen.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - September 18, 2013

The first volume of chamber pieces for strings from Saariaho offers a fine, if occasionally jarring, survey of nearly a quarter century of the composer's work.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - July 22, 2013

Piazzolla, de Falla, even Paganini all sing out in a sweet violin-plus-guitar CD, Histoire du Tango, by the terrific Augustin Hadelich and Pablo Sáinz Villegas.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - June 21, 2013

The arias on this CD, most never recorded before and music that is mostly unknown, are all tailored to particular singers, and they wind up showcasing what amounts to "first version" Handel compositions.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - May 24, 2013

Music@Menlo's latest release is a luscious grab-bag of chamber music, much of it unfamiliar, nearly all of it performed as well as you're ever likely to hear it.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - March 6, 2013

Even with orchestra coming to the fore in Brahms’ violin concerto, Lisa Batiashvili struts her magnificent stuff.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - January 30, 2013

Cellist Steven Isserlis teams with composer/pianist Thomas Adès to record a recital they devised of rarely heard works, playing them superbly.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - December 14, 2012

Dazzling pacing and sumptuous playing mark performances by the Tokyo Quartet’s two guest soloists.

Michelle Dulak Thomson - November 27, 2012

The S.F. Symphony beats the band, showing its idiosyncratic side in a terrific new release of scores by Cowell, Harrison, and Varèse.