BSO and Dutoit Bring the Devil to Boston

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Beginning in the 19th century, the legend of Faust, as written by Goethe, inspired a number of orchestral compositions, including Wagner’s “Faust Overture,” Liszt’s “Faust-Symphony” and Schumann’s “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust.” Today, one of the most well-known is Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust (English: The Damnation of Faust) On Oct. 28, the Boston Symphony Orchestra...continue reading




Gnann debuts and Pressler returns creating magic at the BSO

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Boston Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Moritz Gnann made his Symphony Hall debut during the three-day (Nov. 22, 25, 26) performance of Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Dvořák. It was a production for the ages, both for Gnann’s own showing and that of his piano soloist, Beaux Arts Trio founder Menahem Pressler. Inspired by the composer’s 1829 visit...continue reading




Yo-Yo Ma Revitalizes Classical Music

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Classical music is often overshadowed and ignored by mainstream audiences even though many popular musicians were classically trained. It is far less common to able to name many classical musicians versus modern pop musicians. An exception to that rule is Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo Ma is considered a rarity in the music world. He has only...continue reading




BSO Evokes the Turmoil and Tranquility in Brahms

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In conjunction with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s two-week celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms, two young American composers were commissioned to write short, concert-opening works. Eric Nathan’s the space of a door premiered Nov. 10; the following week was the world premiere of Brooklyn-based Timothy “Timo” Andres’s Everything Happens So Much. Originally meant to...continue reading