The company’s American Opera Initiative is getting slicker, as its three latest offerings showed Friday night.
Busoni’s 70-minute piano concerto is long and difficult, yet eminently easy on the ear as played by the NSO.
Garrick Ohlsson: Busoni’s virtuosic neo-Romantic concerto may be long, but offers nobility, and rip-roaring fun.
Julian Wachner and the Washington Chorus deliberately highlighted the work’s unevenness.
In the wake of my profile of composer-conductor Julian Wachner, some thoughts on my reaction to one of his performances
Leading the Washington Chorus and rising in New York, he may be growing into his own ambition.
Lera Auerbach’s cadenzas for a Mozart concerto were as engaging as Eschenbach’s elegant “Rite.”
Lincoln Center’s plans to rename Avery Fisher Hall for a new donor underline, yet again, the similarities between arts and sports. Just spare us Comcast Hall.
A pianist requests that the Post take down my review of his 2010 recital. Now, our names will be linked forever.
In a largely routine production, Philippe Auguin and the orchestra offer the most musical excitement.