Minnesota Opera opens its season with an opera that embodies its composer's zeal for a nobler, simpler, less "Italian" style.
Updated: September 23, 2010, - 02:28 PM
In a concert full of pleasures, including Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, the Haydn concerto was a highlight.
Updated: September 17, 2010, - 06:18 PM
Classical CD review: Andrew Litton conducts Mendelssohn.
Updated: July 24, 2010, - 01:44 PM
A fruitful partnership produces another electrifying performance, this one capturing an expectant lyricism.
Updated: July 19, 2010, - 06:04 PM
The notion somehow persists that chamber music is the exclusive property of a coterie. Susceptible to conspiracy theories, I wonder whether this fabrication has been stealthily spread by enthusiasts looking to keep demand down and prices low. Happily, the audience for Sunday evening's marvelous Sommerfest program of music for strings and piano by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Fauré -- the first of only two chamber concerts in this year's festival -- was not deterred.
Updated: July 12, 2010, - 07:45 PM
Guest violinist Vadim Gluzman, playing a historic Stradivarius, showed virtuosity and velocity in Saturday's Tchaikovsky.
Updated: July 12, 2010, - 03:44 PM
The 2009-10 season finale featured Christian Zacharias playing and conducting.
Updated: June 11, 2010, - 07:04 PM
Keyboardist Layton "Skip" James is retiring after 41 years with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Updated: June 10, 2010, - 04:04 PM
Folk songs figure large in music of Dvorak, Bartok and Stravinsky.
Updated: May 28, 2010, - 07:01 PM