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Six-fold thriller: Lincoln Center chamber group makes a grand sweep of Bach ‘Brandenburgs’

Dec 18, 2015 – 6:46 am

Review: In a strictly transcendental sense, Bach being the quasi-divine figure that he is in the pantheon of Western art music, the traversal of his six “Brandenburg” Concertos by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, on Dec. 17 at the Harris Theater, rocked.

Pianists Schiff and Denk offer distinctive views of Bach in Partita and ‘Goldberg’ programs

Oct 30, 2013 – 2:47 pm

Review: The mind-blowing early treat this piano recital season has been successive Bach concerts that would have left the composer himself impressed by the feats of memory and endurance on display — Hungarian pianist András Schiff performing all six Partitas and American pianist Jeremy Denk performing the 30 “Goldberg” Variations at Symphony Center.

Opera stage resounds in Bach’s Mass as Muti brings personal authenticity to CSO account

Apr 13, 2013 – 2:08 pm
Left to right Chicago Symphony Chorus director Duain Wolfe soprano Eleonora Buratto mezzo-soprano Anna Malavasi muic director Riccardo Muti tenor Saimir Pirgu bass-baritone Adam Plachetka photo by Todd Rosenberg

Review: The decidedly Italianate, essentially operatic treatment of Bach’s Mass in B Minor offered this weekend by conductor Riccardo Muti and forces of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra may have little to do with the elusive question of Baroque performance practice, but it has everything to do with spiritual authenticity, conceptual integrity and musical wisdom. ★★★★★