Blog Profile / The Classical Beat

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Blog Post Archive

Yefim Bronfman, a pianist who lets the music speak for itself

In his D.C. recital, he focused on four enigmatic works — not himself.

Washington Performing Arts announces a nicely balanced 2017-18 season

From Riccardo Muti and Steve Reich to Caroline Shaw and Daniil Trifonov, the 51st season offers a nice balance of the established and the innovative — sometimes both at once.

Mixing up the concert-hall experience

Two concerts try different ways of presenting the less familiar-including orchestras.

From Beethoven to Bates: NSO’s watery program lacks flow at the start

Violinist Sergey Khachatryan beguiles audience, but not critic, in willful Beethoven

American opera star takes on “America’s answer to opera.”

Renée Fleming will try her hand at a Broadway musical — on Broadway.

For Renée Fleming’s last Met stand — or is it? — a new production focuses on the past’s lost innocence

Robert Carsen updates “Der Rosenkavalier,” Strauss’s embrace of Viennese nostalgia, to just before the start of World War I.

Inside the NSO’s grand return to Russia

A look at the orchestra’s tour and the audiences it found there.

Postcard from Russia: An operatic legacy

The daughter of world-famous cellist Slava Rostropovich also works to continue her mother’s legacy — at the Vishnevskaya opera center.

The democracy of American music

A new orchestral festival gives rise to old questions about our view of our own works

Under Eschenbach, NSO pays dutiful homage to greatness

Concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef gets the spotlight in a Mozart concerto.

The once and future president: Deborah Borda will return to the New York Philharmonic

A visionary leader takes over the visibly struggling institution she last led in the 1990s

‘Justice at the Opera’: Ginsburg takes center stage at WNO and brings down the house

The Supreme Court figure offers commentary, and jokes, in an evening of opera scenes.

Kennedy Center continues 2017-18 season announcement

Ballet and dance, Bernstein and plenty of new work in second announcement installment.

Exhumed opera offers a trip into Beethoven’s head

WCO performs “Leonore,” the first version of “Fidelio,” with a starry cast.

‘Champion’ brings old formulas but new breath to WNO

Terence Blanchard's boxing opera is far from perfect but worthwhile, with a memorable leading man.

A substitute leads a fine night at the NSO?

Mark Wigglesworth and the violinist Simone Lamsma made much of Shostakovich

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic moves beyond cliches

Yuri Temirkanov, Nikolai Lugansky invigorate the sound of a Russian orchestra playing Russian music.

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