A Relative Newcomer Makes Her Mark


Paris’s Art-Deco Salle Pleyel Opens After Four-Year Restoration


Un ballo in maschera, San Francisco

(Photo by Terrence McCarthy) By Allan Ulrich [Financial Times, 11 September 2006] Regime change in operatic duchies is never smooth, but need it always look and sound so wrenching? The…

Opera in Paris

What a difference a year makes. Music lovers who rely on their memories to find the right places to hear music in Paris could be for a surprise if they do not check beforehand what France has now to offer.

BEETHOVEN: Overtures
BRUCKNER: Symphony no. 4

The later G¸nter Wand was a remarkable interpreter of Bruckner’s music, as is demonstrated in this live recording from the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Tragic Love in a Garret, on the Brink of World War I


Joshua Bell’s Good Taste

Sony Records occasionally still sends the odd CD to reviewers hoping they will give it notice.

`Gaddafi’ Premieres at ENO, Raises Questions of Taste, Sanity


San Francisco Opera Opens Season with Voigt in Verdi’s Ballo (and a Free Concert in Golden Gate Park)


Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra Provided a Soundtrack for Suffering