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All you need is love
Outpourings of love have been flooding the Boston musical scene.
Marylou Speaker Churchill memorial, Emmanuel Music’s Haydn/Schoenberg, and more
| April 23, 2010
John Harbison plus 10
Classical music in Boston is so rich, having to pick 10 special events for this winter preview is more like one-tenth of the performances I'm actually looking forward to.
Picking from a packed concert schedule
| January 01, 2010
Center of gravity
If all those young people at last Thursday's BSO concert didn't leave Symphony Hall feeling excited about classical music and eager to come back, then classical music is in even more trouble than I thought.
Shi-Yeon Sung and Nelson Freire at the BSO; plus the Schubertiade Music Players and Emmanuel's St. Matthew Passion
| April 17, 2009
Year in Classical: Celebrate!
In Handel's Hercules, the demented Dejanira's loss is still so painful, I was afraid to listen; now I don't want to hear anything else.
Comings and goings
| December 22, 2008
Knussen’s interludes, barely seven minutes, are a complex but attractive mix of the seductively creepy and the intricately lively.
Julian Kuerti leads the BSO and Leon Fleisher, Stockhausen’s Mantra at Harvard, Emmanuel’s St. John Passion
| March 12, 2008
Craig Smith (1947–2007)
For more than 30 years, Emmanuel Music has been central to the cultural life of Boston.
Boston loses a beloved musician
| November 19, 2007
Double or nothing
The American premiere of Dido took place here in Boston, at the Majestic Theatre in June 1989.
Mark Morris revives Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Tanglewood; Cosí fan tutte on Beacon Hill
| July 03, 2007
"I don’t want to be here,” soprano Susan Larson lamented in her moving eulogy to her old friend and colleague Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Emmanuel’s memorial to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Angelika Kirchschlager at Jordan Hall; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and El Niño at the BSO
| December 12, 2006
Seventy-four years after Schoenberg composed (but never finished) Moses und Aron , this towering 20th-century masterwork got its first Boston Symphony Orchestra performance.
The BSO’s Moses und Aron and Emmanuel Music’s Orlando
| October 31, 2006
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
We were very lucky, here in Boston, to have had so many chances to hear Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who died in Santa Fe last Monday at the age of 52.
| July 11, 2006
The eyes of Osiris
Jules Massenet composed two operas about the relationship between a beautiful voluptuary and a man of the cloth, both of which take us from the high life of a cosmopolitan sin city to a desert where the heroine dies.
Boston Lyric Opera’s Thaïs, Emmanuel Music’s The Magic Flute
| May 02, 2006
Beloved of God
Johannes Chrisostomas Wolfgang Gottlieb (Amadé) Mozart was born 250 years ago last Friday, January 27.
Mozart’s 250th birthday celebrations get underway
| February 01, 2006
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