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Three pianists, and some impressive chamber music
Three remarkable pianists who couldn't be more different from one another have made some major appearances in the past few weeks.
| July 01, 2011
The timely highlight of Gil Rose’s latest BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project) concert, “Strings Attached,” was a new/old piece (2004, revised 2009) for two string orchestras by Scott Wheeler now called Crazy Weather — the new title taken from a John
BMOP, and the Christian Wolff festival
| March 26, 2010
In my review of the memorable Brahms performances Sir Simon Rattle led with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for the Celebrity Series of Boston last month, I should have mentioned that one decision responsible for the beauty and spaciousness of the or
The BSO's Brahms, Ben Zander's Wagner, Collage New Music, and the BEMF's Handel
| December 04, 2009
Charles Ives's Fourth Symphony is a stunner. And Boston Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic's music director designate led a stunning performance.
Alan Gilbert with the BSO, plus Collage New Music, Boston Baroque, and Teatro Lirico d'Europa
| March 10, 2009
In one of Karlheinz Stockhausen's weirdest creations, the ensemble is instructed to "play a sound with the certainty that you have an infinite amount of time and space." Stephen Drury doesn't mind that so much. But fasting for four days? "No."
Stephen Drury takes on Stockhausen
| February 18, 2009
Rare Frequencies: Callithumpian Consort, Thurston Moore and Bill Nace
Although composer JOHN CAGE is best known for 4'33" of silence, he could raise a ruckus when the mood struck.
Louder than bombs
| January 20, 2009
It’s about time . . .
It’s been 17 years since Boston’s last local festival of contemporary music, the New Music Harvest organized by composer Charles Fussell: 19 programs (several free), a celebration of composer Ned Rorem, an opera production performed by BU students, and t
The Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music starts in Boston
| September 25, 2008
Ain’t nothing’s free — but leave it to the troublemakers at New England Conservatory to kick that idea into last century.
Stephen Drury's modernity
| January 22, 2008
The screaming life
Experimental music occupies a space on the margins, at the outer limits of established genres.
The Cross-Pollenization Festival
| October 08, 2007
Family histories are inextricably political.
Rennie Harris and Rebecca Rice
| May 12, 2006
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