What a year. There are more concerts to come, but my experience hearing Simon Rattle lead the Philadelphia Orchestra in Mahler 6 Monday night at Carnegie put a cap on a run of unforgettable performances. Read my review of last night at the New York Classical Review here, and catch up on these reviews from earlier … Continue reading The Year in Mahler 2016
My latest column at ClassicalTV is up, about an important part of the legacy of Milton Babbitt. Read it here.
It's a grand twenty-four months for the composer whose time has come - this year is the sesquicentennial of his birth and next is the centennial of his death - but it's been marked in relatively modest ways on the recording front. There was the release of two competing 'Complete' boxed sets, each with different … Continue reading This Year’s Mahler