Some follow-up thoughts after hearing the NSO play the Brahms d minor last night.
A link to my review of the NSO playing the Brahms d minor piano concerto.
A link to Charles T. Downey's review of the American Brass Quintet in today's Washington Post.
Conductors in China: Michel Plasson becomes the first foreigner to serve as music director of an orchestra in mainland China, while the 80-something Xiaoying Zheng leads her Xiamen Philharmonic in its North American debut in Richmond.
Charles T. Downey reviews the striking violinist Hahn-Bin, presented by Young Concert Artists at the Kennedy Center.
The National Anthem: a natural opener to a baseball game, but perhaps a less natural opener to a concert season? What exactly is the anthem's role on a concert program? Plus: a few notable performances.
Web-only review: Bach Consort and Lewis, Again Transcendent by Cecelia Porter Once again the Washington Bach Consort's performance of Bach's monumental B Minor Mass, composed piecemeal over a 15-year period, was a transcendent one. On Sunday at the National Presbyterian...
Cecelia Porter reviews a strong concert of Beethoven cello sonatas by the Austrians Friedrich Kleinhapl and Andreas Woyke.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic welcomed Gustavo Dudamel this weekend in a big way. Critics weigh in, with enthusiasm.
In today's Washington Post: A link to my review of two season-opening concerts this weekend that juxtaposed traditional Chinese instruments with Western ones.
Charles T. Downey reviews the WNO's presentation of Olga Borodina and Ildar Abdrazakov in recital.
Mark J. Estren reviews the season opener of the National Philharmonic.
Rebecca J. Ritzel reviews the Post-Classical Ensemble's season opener.