I attended the Cleveland Orchestra's concert performance of Salome at Carnege Hall last night, and came away mildly dissatisfied, despite many splendors in the singing and playing. I should preface this by saying that I was long ago diagnosed as...
I’ve always believed that a great orchestra is only partly a result of how it plays. Other factors must be considered, including its concert hall, and its music director. A great orchestra can sound pretty dismal, for instance, in a... Read Post
Even given the venerable standards of the German/Austro tradition, the age and history of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, which appeared in concert Tuesday night at Benaroya Hall, is notable. Its founding in 1841, by itself, gives... Read Post