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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
Podcast: The John Oliver Interview
Comedian John Oliver joined Keith and Fletcher to talk about his new stand up special, The Daily Show, Community, and the merits of Chevy Chase...
| January 13, 2010
2009: The year in Classical
This was a queasy year for classical music.
Beating the quease
| December 25, 2009
Burrito, Oliver, MRTPQ, Sandbox Office and WTF
The Info Burrito, John Oliver of The Daily Show, MRTPQ, The Sandbox Office report and the WTF Line all make todays The Sandbox Podcast!...
| August 28, 2009
Interview: John Oliver
John Oliver is English. There's no getting around it, really.
The British comic and Daily Show correspondent on Glenn Beck, gun nuts, and the National Health
| August 28, 2009
John Oliver at the Wilbur Theatre
British expat and Daily Show correspondent John Oliver won his “worst universal health care” pissing match with Canadian Samantha Bee by brandishing a pair of...
| August 26, 2009
For the first time since James Levine became music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this acclaimed Verdi specialist conducted the BSO in a Verdi opera.
James Levine brings us Verdi's Simon Boccanegra ; plus Christian Tetzlaff and Leif Ove Andsnes
| February 03, 2009
The most moving moment of this year’s Boston Symphony Orchestra opening gala came before the concert started — the standing ovation for James Levine, who looked rested and recuperated after his kidney surgery this summer, an operation that forced him to
James Levine’s gala and Brahms, Russell Sherman’s Liszt, the Bostonians’ Kurt Weill
| October 01, 2008
The act four sequence of quintet, septet, and love duet is non-stop musical orgasm.
Berlioz’s Les Troyens at the BSO; Opera Boston attempts Verdi’s Ernani
| May 07, 2008
The marriage of Heaven and Hell
It’s been a joy to see James Levine back on the Symphony Hall podium, with his admirable combination of vitality and sensitivity.
Levine’s Schubert and Bolcom, Boston Baroque’s King Arthur, Jan Curtis
| March 07, 2008
Country for old men
A youthful 80-year-old Sir Colin Davis was back in front of the Boston Symphony Orchestra last weekend with one of the pieces he loves most.
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, BMOP, Marc-André Hamelin, and Sasha Cooke
| January 29, 2008
It would be fun to report that in the same weekend Bostonians got to hear two operas from two different centuries that take place on their home turf.
Boston Lyric Opera’s Un ballo in maschera ; Scott Wheeler’s The Construction of Boston
| April 05, 2007
James Levine returned from his winter break with one of the most thrilling BSO concerts of his tenure: Berlioz’s “dramatic legend,” La damnation de Faust.
Levine’s Berlioz and Wuorinen, Garrick Ohlsson’s Beethoven, the Borromeo’s Shostakovich, the Alloy’s Eagle
| February 20, 2007
Nailing the GOP
New England Congressmen are sitting on some key committees
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 24, 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
Tanglewood 2006 may well be remembered as the summer of James Levine’s Don Giovanni .
James Levine’s Don Giovanni and Elektra ; Dubravka Tomsic at Newport
| July 25, 2006
Of the three operas recently competing with one another, Opera Boston’s presentation of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia was in some ways the most fun.
Opera Boston’s Lucrezia Borgia , the BSO’s Oedipus Rex
| May 09, 2006
Granduer and intimacy
One of the most delightful moments in Mozart comes at the very end of his Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, the first of his last trio of great symphonies.
Frühbeck de Burgos at the BSO, the Borromeos’ Schoenberg, BMOP at Club Café
| April 18, 2006
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