An interview with the conductor JoAnn Falletta: full version of a discussion that was excerpted for the print paper.
Aaron Grad reviews the violist Christophe Desjardins performing Philippe Manoury's extraordinary "Partita I" at the Maison Française.
Tim Page, my much-admired predecessor at The Washington Post who is now a professor at the University of Southern California, is doing a second stint this summer as the guest critic for the Charleston Post and Courier covering the Spoleto...
Why Rupert Christensen is wrong: opera is made for teenagers. As long as it doesn't talk down to them.
The critic as amateur: what it means to love music while telling the field what it's doing wrong.
The idea of the amateur doesn't get enough respect - and represents a love that's too often missing these days from the 'serious' field of classical music. Part One of a two-part post, abridged from a talk I gave at the Friday Morning Music Club.
Link to Joe Banno's review of the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center; Mark J. Estren reviews Bel Cantanti's performance of Bellini's "I Capuleti e i Montecchi."
Link to Joe Banno's review of Nicholas Kitchen's remarkable Bach partita cycle on historic violins at the Library of Congress; Joan Reinthaler reviews a rare program of Haydn's vocal music.