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!


Chamber Music Review
July 23, 2019

Baritone Nikolay Borchev and pianist Wu Han make a formidable duo in Schubert’s Winterreise at [email protected]

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 22, 2019

Lunar-themed works by Gordon Getty, Richard Strauss, Dvořák, and Holst mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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Chamber Music Review
July 22, 2019

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine soars in the rarely heard French masterpiece.

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Chamber Music Review
July 22, 2019

A festival finale features attractive world premieres and “Beethoven that Beethoven Never Heard.”

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Chamber Music Review
July 19, 2019

Intrepid string ensembles transcend challenging acoustics with delightful works that should be heard more often.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 19, 2019

Dudamel and the LA Phil team with LA Dance Project for an exhilarating take on Prokofiev’s ballet.

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CD Review
July 16, 2019

Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren gets some long-overdue love from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 16, 2019

Composer Thomas Adès and choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborate on The Dante Project.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 16, 2019

Paolo Bortolameolli teams with Siudy Garrido and the LA Phil for a passionate performance of Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo.

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Opera Review
July 15, 2019

Carlisle Floyd’s Appalachian-themed study of cultural hypocrisy and sexual violence is more timely than ever.

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