Anne Midgette

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


The company’s American Opera Initiative is getting slicker, as its three latest offerings showed Friday night.

  • Nov 23, 2014

Busoni’s 70-minute piano concerto is long and difficult, yet eminently easy on the ear as played by the NSO.

  • Nov 20, 2014

Garrick Ohlsson: Busoni’s virtuosic neo-Romantic concerto may be long, but offers nobility, and rip-roaring fun.

  • Nov 19, 2014

Julian Wachner and the Washington Chorus deliberately highlighted the work’s unevenness.

  • Nov 17, 2014

In the wake of my profile of composer-conductor Julian Wachner, some thoughts on my reaction to one of his performances

  • Nov 14, 2014

Leading the Washington Chorus and rising in New York, he may be growing into his own ambition.

  • Nov 14, 2014

Lera Auerbach’s cadenzas for a Mozart concerto were as engaging as Eschenbach’s elegant “Rite.”

  • Nov 13, 2014

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.

  • Nov 13, 2014

A pianist requests that the Post take down my review of his 2010 recital. Now, our names will be linked forever.

  • Nov 4, 2014

In a largely routine production, Philippe Auguin and the orchestra offer the most musical excitement.

  • Nov 2, 2014
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