Bruckner Time

Tonight, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin bring the first performance cycle in American history to Carnegie Hall (I’ll be reviewing tonight’s concert, and Symphony Nos. 5 and 9 for the New York Classical Review). Bruckner is a major symphonic composer, and in the eyes of some the greatest symphonist. That may see a bizarre … Continue reading Bruckner Time

Consumer Reports

Looking out for your wallet, once again, so you don't have to ... You may have seen [this handsome box set of the Mahler symphonies]( on Amazon. Think long and hard about it, Mahlerians: Ozawa is underrated in this music and the sound of the Boston Symphony playing Mahler alone makes it worth repeated listening. … Continue reading Consumer Reports

PLAYLIST Week 4, 2014

Research Division: * Schoenberg: [*Pierrot Lunaire, Chamber Symphony No. 1*](, Anja Silja, Robert Craft, Philharmonia Orchestra * Schoenberg: [*Chamber Symphony No. 2*](, Robert Craft, Philharmonia Orchestra * Berg: [*Pierre Boulez Edition*]( * Bruckner: [Complete Symphonies](, Eugen Jochum, Staatskapelle Dresden