Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Tanglewood soldiers on without James Taylor

Looking back at 5 concerts which drew crowds of over 10,000 at Tanglewood this summer.
 
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

160 years later, a fifth owner for Steinway

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

Reflections on gender: Mark Morris stages one-act operas

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

Burning ring of fire

Saturday night at Tanglewood, the final act of Part Two,“The Valkyrie,” made up the entire huge and gripping performance.
 
Monday, July 8, 2013

The price of ill-gotten gains

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

'Night Train' on right track

Michael Gandolfi's "Night Train to Perugia" a smart, winning piece performed at anniversary celebration.
 
Friday, July 27, 2012

Did John Cage Bang on a Can?

The annual Bang on a Can new music festival at MASSMoCA -- daily talks, composer workshops and recitals with premieres -- comes to a close Saturday, with a six-hour marathon finale from 4 to 10 p.m.
 
Monday, July 23, 2012

Tanglewood back stories, front and center

Recalling the 1986 concert of the broken strings that elevated violinist Midori to star status.
 
Friday, July 20, 2012

Outsize instruments

These large instruments are prized for their looks, not their sound.
 
Friday, July 6, 2012

The word, from the Top

Joseph Silverstein says this reviewer was off key in a complaint about the Emerson String Quartet.
 

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