Review: Lang Lang, Classical Music’s Superstar, Returns Quietly

Review: Lang Lang, Classical Music’s Superstar, Returns Quietly

LENOX, Mass. — Let’s simply get this out of the way in which: There was no signal that Lang Lang, the famous person pianist and patron saint of sold-out gala live shows, was in ache on Friday evening as he sailed by his first main efficiency since injuring his left hand over a 12 months […]

Lang Lang Returns: The Week in Classical Music

Lang Lang Returns: The Week in Classical Music

I, too, am again: from a whirlwind journey to Europe. In Amsterdam, I noticed George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s new “Lessons in Love and Violence,” about Edward II of England and the influence of his homosexual affair on his household and nation. It struck me as a sublime however means too cramped remedy of a […]

3 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

three Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our information to the town’s finest classical music and opera taking place this weekend and within the week forward. A FAR CRY on the Naumburg Bandshell (July 10, 7:30 p.m.). Boston’s premiere chamber orchestra makes an look in Central Park, with a usually wide-ranging program. The earliest piece is Mozart’s Divertimento in F (Okay. 138), […]

Why Lang Lang’s Return Is a Big Deal for Classical Music

Why Lang Lang’s Return Is a Big Deal for Classical Music

For greater than a yr, the pianist Lang Lang has been largely out of fee with an injured left arm — a serious loss, since he’s considered one of classical music’s largest and most bankable stars. Google the phrase “superstar concert pianist,” and Mr. Lang’s identify pops up instantly. He performed in the course of […]

A ‘Ring’ Lures the Conductor Gianandrea Noseda to Zurich

A ‘Ring’ Lures the Conductor Gianandrea Noseda to Zurich

Like many courtships, this one was sealed with a hoop. The Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, had left an operatic put up this spring on the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy, amid administrative and political upheaval. The Zurich Opera House got here calling. “I said, ‘Do […]

Simon Rattle’s Goodbye to Berlin: The Week in Classical Music

Simon Rattle’s Goodbye to Berlin: The Week in Classical Music

[Read all of our classical coverage here.] Happy Friday! What a reduction to be on the finish of per week of miserable information that included even the world of classical music. On Tuesday, the Frick Collection’s enlargement and renovation plans had been accredited by New York City — which implies that the music room, one […]

109 Players. 3 Conductors. It’s Even Harder Than It Sounds.

109 Players. three Conductors. It’s Even Harder Than It Sounds.

LONDON — Calling for no fewer than three orchestras and a complete of 109 gamers, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Gruppen” is without doubt one of the 20th century’s most monumental items of music. Yet at a rehearsal this week for a Saturday efficiency at Tate Modern in London, there have been solely three musicians within the room: […]

As the Frick Expands, New York City Music Suffers

As the Frick Expands, New York City Music Suffers

In 1999, earlier than a recital within the music room of the Frick Collection, the pianist Frederic Chiu, then 34, instructed the viewers that he was greatly relieved to not be enjoying in some generic live performance corridor earlier than hundreds of individuals. He stated that the Frick’s splendidly intimate, oval music room had the […]

3 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

three Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our information to the town’s finest classical music and opera taking place this weekend and within the week forward. TAKA KIGAWA at Spectrum (July 1, 7 p.m.). Concluding Spectrum’s Modern Piano (+) Festival, this adventurous pianist plays Boulez’s Piano Sonata No. 2, an immense act of destruction and creativity composed instantly after the Second World […]

Following London’s Blue Plaques Through Musical History

Following London’s Blue Plaques Through Musical History

7 Harley Road, Swiss Cottage Clara Butt was an English live performance singer who was recognized for her thunderous contralto voice — a voice so loud that the conductor Thomas Beecham as soon as mentioned you would hear it throughout the English Channel on a transparent day. It captivated such composers as Camille Saint-Saëns and […]