Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


CD Review
May 5, 2020

A trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Christine Popper write originals in a different key from what you expect.

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Book Review
May 4, 2020

The former dancer’s harrowing memoir traces her journey from a promising career on the boards toward great self-fulfillment.

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CD Review
May 2, 2020

The composer’s timely, poignant work is lovingly rendered by the Oregon Symphony and guests.

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Book Review
April 25, 2020

The effervescent Israeli pianist shares insights into his long career in this intimate memoir.

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Book Review
April 24, 2020

Sophy Roberts uncovers a wealth of keyboard lore on her journey through the Russian outback in search of a piano.

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CD Review
April 24, 2020

The composer’s latest is a choral memoir of life in a Soho loft.

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CD Review
April 17, 2020

The latest disc features intriguing cello concertos by Antonin Reicha and Bernhard Romberg, plus sprightly dances from Josef von Eybler.

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CD Review
April 17, 2020

The London Symphony Orchestra and Heath Quartet provide supple support on a new CD from Decca.

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CD Review
April 13, 2020

Spooky twilight music dominates the fearless keyboard wizard’s latest release.

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CD Review
April 11, 2020

Sulayman possesses a gorgeous voice, and his interpretations are balm for the soul.

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