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Isabelle Faust brings lean vitality to Bach at the Phillips Collection – Jan 23, 2017

Gidon Kremer once called the solo sonatas and partitas of Bach …

Ailyn Pérez makes a triumphant return to Wolf Trap – Jan 21, 2017

When Ailyn Pérez burst onto the stage at Wolf Trap, in …

Noseda’s inaugural American program with NSO proves a mixed bag – Jan 20, 2017

Every four years the city of Washington shuts down for the …

Critic’s Choice – Jan 17, 2017

Isabelle Faust has recorded Bach’s complete set of six sonatas and …

Lise de la Salle tells keyboard love stories at Phillips – Jan 16, 2017

Lise de la Salle came to prominence as a child prodigy, …

With unfunny libretto and barren score, new Fairouz opera takes the fun out of tyranny  – Jan 14, 2017

Washington National Opera has put considerable resources into its American Opera …

Elder, NSO explore Stravinsky roots with iridescent performances – Jan 13, 2017

No composer creates his musical style from nothing. Scholar Richard Taruskin …

Critic’s Choice – Jan 11, 2017

Sir Mark Elder takes the podium of the National Symphony Orchestra …

The Dover Quartet shines brightly in Mozart and Smetana – Jan 10, 2017

Since 2013 the Dover Quartet’s concerts in the area have been …

Slobodeniouk returns to BSO with dark-hued Russian program – Jan 08, 2017

Dima Slobodeniouk made his debut at the podium of the Baltimore …