Anne Midgette

Classical music critic/The Classical BeatWashington, D.C.


Vassily Sinaisky leads Rachmaninoff rarity, after a showcase for NSO principal clarinet Loren Kitt.

  • Apr 16, 2015

The Wallace Foundation announces a 52 million dollar initiative to build performing arts audiences. Are the projects it’s funding actually innovative? And should they be?

  • Apr 15, 2015

The Salome Chamber Orchestra and A Far Cry both seemed to need work in this weekend’s concerts.

  • Apr 13, 2015

Double-bass virtuoso shows himself a pure musician, beyond genres.

  • Apr 9, 2015

Free speech or hate speech? The Toronto Symphony lets the pianist Valentina Lisitsa go due to her controversial Twitter feed -- and now the classical music world is debating the distinction.

  • Apr 9, 2015

Nezet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra remind District audiences of their Rachmaninoff mastery

  • Apr 8, 2015

Daniil Trifonov and the NSO conquered and puzzled with the infamous “Rach 3.”

  • Apr 3, 2015

British polymath and pianist Stephen Hough beguiled with poetic Debussy, narrative Chopin, touch of Minkus.

  • Apr 2, 2015

Nézet-Séguin, 40, is the hip young music director everyone wants. Is that enough to fix the field’s problems?

  • Apr 2, 2015

In naming Deborah Rutter, a classical music administrator, the Kennedy Center may be sending a signal.

  • Dec 11, 2013
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