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Leon Fleisher, sublime pianist undaunted by mysterious hand malady, dies at 92

He was in his 30s when fingers in his right hand suddenly stopped working, but remained a gifted performer while gaining renown as a conductor and teacher.
  • Aug 2, 2020

In classical music it was a year of building, deconstructing and, occasionally, rescuing

The best moments of 2019 weren’t all that far from the worst moments of 2019.
  • Dec 10, 2019

Michael Tilson Thomas was once the ‘bad boy of classical music.’ Now, at 74, he still conducts with childlike delight.

The perpetually boyish music director of the San Francisco Symphony and co-founder of the New World Symphony wears his elder-statesman mantle lightly.
  • Dec 6, 2019

It’s my last review as The Post’s classical music critic. Here are my parting thoughts on the NSO.

“Intermezzo” reflects the in-between spaces (and, alas, gaps) in the orchestra’s transformation.
  • Nov 22, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Tristan’ was lacking in D.C. They made up for it in New York.

Goerke’s role debut shows potential — for everyone involved.
  • Nov 18, 2019

A new leader and new sounds at the Met: Philip Glass’s striking ‘Akhnaten’

Strong cast and staging do justice to a composer long dismissed as a lightweight.
  • Nov 17, 2019

During ‘In War & Peace,’ Joyce DiDonato offers an unconvincing recital masked as theater

Amid the trappings of the new, there is a sense of routine.
  • Nov 10, 2019

An ailing Jonathan Biss valiantly works his way through program of Beethoven sonatas

The pianist did his best on a sick day at the Phillips Collection.
  • Nov 4, 2019

Maurice Sendak’s ‘Magic Flute’ brings storybook flair — and familiarity — to WNO

Almost 40 years old, sets become backdrop for attractive cast.
  • Nov 3, 2019

Whistles, rumbles, bleeps: New Icelandic music sounds like no string quartet you’ve ever heard

Spektral Quartet takes on Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s expansive piece in an appealing potpourri of a program.
  • Oct 30, 2019
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