Larry Fuchsberg

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French pianist finds American rhythm

REVIEW In Gershwin's 1925 concerto, Lise de la Salle gets into the swing of things.

Updated: October 07, 2010, - 05:35 PM

Minnesota Orchestra debut features the old and the new

Following a world-premiere cello concerto by Rautavaara, a stupendous Brahms.

Updated: September 30, 2010, - 08:22 PM

Wonder in the underworld

This new production of the Gluck opera, directed by Lee Blakeley for Minnesota Opera, is dazzling and inventive.

Updated: September 27, 2010, - 04:58 PM

Gluck the reformer

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

Without conductor, SPCO and soloist delight

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

Litton conducts Mendelssohn with a light touch

Classical CD review: Andrew Litton conducts Mendelssohn.

Updated: July 24, 2010, - 01:44 PM

Vänskä, orchestra offer Beethoven unleashed

A fruitful partnership produces another electrifying performance, this one capturing an expectant lyricism.

Updated: July 19, 2010, - 06:04 PM

Gorgeous readings coalesce around Litton's keyboard skill

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

Gluzman tears into 'unplayable' concerto

Guest violinist Vadim Gluzman, playing a historic Stradivarius, showed virtuosity and velocity in Saturday's Tchaikovsky.

Updated: July 12, 2010, - 03:44 PM

Schumann's 'Spring' feels a big sluggish at the SPCO

The 2009-10 season finale featured Christian Zacharias playing and conducting.

Updated: June 11, 2010, - 07:04 PM

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