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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Classical Music Review: Roustem Saïtkoulov — A Poet of the Piano by Susan Miron

Aside from his seemingly effortless technique, Roustem Saïtkoulov struck me as a poet of the piano, for whom music seems (to be) his first language.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Classical Music Review: Skylark Vocal Ensemble — Astonishing Sounds by Susan Miron

Skylark performed an inventive and highly enjoyable program of music and tales from Norse Mythology and the land of the Vikings.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Classical CD Review: Lorelei Ensemble’s “Impermance” — Inspired by Susan Miron

Lorelei Ensemble's latest recording is awe-inspiring.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Book Review: Ilan Stavans — Literature as Resistance by Susan Miron

Ilan Stavans' latest book is an engrossing potpourri of this thinker's continuing thoughts about language, culture, and the self.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Classical Music Review: Colin Carr’s Bach — A Trifecta of Beauty by Susan Miron

Colin Carr supplied an extraordinary performance of Bach’s Six Cello Suites.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Classical CD Review: “Between The Notes – Music For Violin and Piano” by Susan Miron

Pianist Constantine Finehouse and violinist Daniel Kurganov are well-matched musicians, and have recorded a superb album.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Concert Review: Masterworks Chorale — Bach to Bach by Susan Miron

Kevin Leong is unquestionably an inspired choice to lead this chorus.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Concert Review: Emmanuel Music’s Late Night Show by Susan Miron

David Lang’s score is hypnotic, and Emmanuel Music's quartet of singers gave wonderful renditions.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Concert Review: Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet — Brilliant by Susan Miron

The thought of the Kissin/Emerson collaboration was very intriguing, and I anticipated amazing music making. By Susan Miron This reviewer has been a devoted fan of the Emerson String Quarte…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Concert Review: Audra McDonald — Another Fabulous Performance by Susan Miron

There were the inevitable crowd-pleasers on which Audra McDonald puts her impassioned stamp.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Concert Review: Cantata Singers Perform “Missa solemnis” by Susan Miron

This performance was far more than special and crazily beautiful -- it was extraordinary.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Concert Review: Pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan by Susan Miron

Their combined sound, made by two nested pianos their lids off and aided and abetted by Jordan Hall’s superb acoustics, was irresistible.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Concert Review: The Super Trio Celebrates Brahms by Susan Miron

The members of this trio seem to have preternatural access to each other’s musical thoughts.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Classical Music Concert: Handel and Haydn Society Does Bach Right by Susan Miron

It’s hard to sit through these six masterpieces and not feel, for the moment, that life is really good.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Concert Review: An Eye-, Ear-, and Mind-opening Performance of Ives’ Violin Sonatas by Susan Miron

Time seemed to stand still, a reflection of Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw's astonishing polish -- they understand the music of Charles Ives deeply.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Concert Review: Cantata Singers — Music That Bears Witness fo Catastrophe by Susan Miron

Peter Child’s challenge was to match his orchestral and choral music to the harrowing nature of the text -- and he worked this out well.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Concert Review: Singer Jamie Barton Makes No Ordinary Debut by Susan Miron

What is surprising is that, along with the extraordinary power of her voice, Jamie Barton's luminous smile won me over before she sang a note.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Book Review: “The Story of Hebrew” — A Surprise Comeback by Susan Miron

I cannot recall reading any book about Jewish history that contains so many “Aha!” moments.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Opera Review: BEMF’s “Le Carnaval de Venise” — A Delightful Triumph by Susan Miron

Chock-full of truly delightful music, the production scores as yet another BEMF opera triumph.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Classical Music Review: Boston Early Music Festival — The King’s Singers and Ayreheart by Susan Miron

Boston Early Music Festival tossed a bang-up evening of performances on Monday night.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Concert Review: Cantata Singers — An Evening of Biblical Power by Susan Miron

The Cantata Singers prefaced its intriguing, Jewish-themed performance with a marvelously sensory, spiritual experience.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Review: The Heroics of Pianist Marc-André Hamelin by Susan Miron

Few in the business proffer the same fusion of near-unbelievable chops/technique with an acute musical sensitivity that encourages near-miracles.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Concert Review: “Bach Trios” — Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile by Susan Miron

J.S. Bach has been subjected to every imaginable kind of transcription, but the combination of mandolin, bass, and cello is probably new.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Concert Review: A Tale of Two Masses in B minor by Susan Miron

These are troubling times which make us realize how vital music -- especially Bach -- is to our souls, to our spiritual wellbeing.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Concert Review: Musicians from Marlboro Shine at the Gardner Museum by Susan Miron

Tenor Nicholas Phan's performance will surely be among the finest I’ll hear in the year to come.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Opera Review: BEMF Hangs Out with the Sun King by Susan Miron

The stellar BEMF team whips up a holiday confection that's worth catching year after year.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Concert Review: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Presents a Spooky “Bluebeard’s Castle” by Susan Miron

Like most of the innocent heroines in horror movies, Bluebeard's wife is unaware of the old adage of curiosity killing the cat.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Concert Review: The BSO Presents an Evening of Benevolent Kindred Spirits by Susan Miron

After all these many decades I am still deeply moved by Yo-Yo Ma's playing, which combines irresistible charisma and generosity of spirit.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Concert Review: Conductor Jakub Hrůša Makes an Energetic Debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra by Susan Miron

This was a fascinating program conducted by someone that the BSO will hopefully put (firmly) into their rotation of distinguished guest conductors.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Classical Concert Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra’s “Der Rosenkavalier” — The Tops by Susan Miron

It is unlikely that any other BSO concert this year will top Thursday night’s performance of Richard Strauss’s opera Der Rosenkavalier.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fuse Classical Music Review: The Handel and Haydn Society — An Amazing 202nd Season Opener by Susan Miron

This is a major Bach town and, judging by this evening, no ensemble performs his music much better than H & H under Harry Christophers.

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