by Leslie Kandell
A Daily Gazette arts blog
Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
The first time I ever paid attention to Stephanie Blythe (reigning mezzo-soprano diva at the Metropolitan Opera) was when she stopped the show at a Tanglewood students’ cabaret night about 20 years ago.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Which of these stars doesn’t belong here: J.S. Bach, Max Bruch, Charles Ives, Robin Williams?
Monday, July 28, 2014
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has vamped for several years awaiting a successor to James Levine.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Tanglewood has been bustling for a week, with “this ‘n’ that” activities that lead up to official opening concerts.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
Looking back at 5 concerts which drew crowds of over 10,000 at Tanglewood this summer.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
Steinway, the venerable piano company, has been sold to a private investor for (depending on where you read it) upwards of a half-billion dollars.
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Last week there were two warmly received stagings of a Mark Morris double bill: his new “Curlew River,” choreographed to Benjamin Britten’s score, and the quarter-century-old “Dido.”
Monday, July 22, 2013
Saturday night at Tanglewood, the final act of Part Two,“The Valkyrie,” made up the entire huge and gripping performance.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Who would advertise in the local newspaper, selling lawn passes for Garrison Keillor at Tanglewood, on July 5th? When the broadcast was made on June 29th?
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
Michael Gandolfi's "Night Train to Perugia" a smart, winning piece performed at anniversary celebration.