Lin Spans Bach’s World

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The amazing Joseph Lin honored the 300th-anniversary of J. S. Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for violin solo by playing them all in a single evening’s span with but a 20-minute intermission at Jordan Hall on Friday; he delivered with superb taste and crystalline musicality    [continued]

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Bronfman and BSO Mount Chefs-d’œuvre

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Continuing with his miniature homecoming of sorts, Andris Nelsons joined with global star Yefim Bronfman in an endarkened Mozart C Minor Piano Concerto last night. The BSO also tackled orchestral treasures of Bartók and Ravel, all entries well-loved by Symphony Hall audiences.    [continued]

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Calder Mobile at ISGM

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For its return to the Boston music scene the Calder Quartet stayed true to its ethos by introducing the first string quartet of emerging Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös and sharing significant milestones of the quartet repertoire, including firsts of Mozart’s “Haydn” quartets and Beethoven’s “late” period.    [continued]

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Sweeping Measures at Longy

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Celebrity Series of Boston Debut Series presented the barefooted “wild child of the violin” Patricia Kopatchinskaja in duo with Jay Campbell, a cellist possessing an imposing proclivity for present-day performance, on Thursday at Longy.    [continued]

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Delovely Foursome Delivers Cure

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“Soul of the Americas” served up some irresistible soul food from a charming and engaged quartet of two pianists, a  cellist, and percussionist yesterday at Shalin Liu.    [continued]

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A Bedazzled Full House

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Concord Chamber Music Society treated its followers to a stellar Sunday afternoon with the Juilliard String Quartet in music of Brahms, Mozart and Dutillieux.    [continued]

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Pro Arte Tangos in the Cambridge Pampas

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Tango nuevo bandoneon specialist Juanjo Mosalini explored works of his own and Piazzola’s Mosalini’s  with Gisele Ben-Dor and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra at Sanders on Sunday.    [continued]

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Cohesive Collage Under Unperturbed Leader

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Collage presented five composers at Longy Sunday whose strikingly different styles all showed real cohesion. David Hoose served as the ever-unperturbed master of the entire ensemble, as he has been doing for years now with first-class skill and taste.    [continued]

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Darkness Sensationally Decried

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Friday night’s concert in Jordan Hall continued A Far Cry’s astonishing run, this time in partnership with the fabulous soprano Sonja Dutoit Tengblad and burnished bass-baritone Dashon Burton in Takemitsu’s Requiem along with Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony.    [continued]

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BCMS Opens 2020 Somberly

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In a solemn Sanders Theater Sunday, the Boston Chamber Music Society never strayed too far from themes of mortality, though the vivacious and generous music making from the familiar players mitigated the somber context of the repertoire.    [continued]

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BAE Delivers Character and Presence

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Boston Artists Ensemble’s performances of the last two Mozart string quintets in Salem’s Hamilton Hall on Friday delivered the goods, while placing character and presence ahead of intonation and polish. The concert repeated Sunday on Brookline.    [continued]

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Unfamiliars for Post Road Christmas

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“New” Christmas music from 200-plus years ago captured the spirit of the season in Musicians of the Old Post Road’s concert on Sunday afternoon in the First Unitarian Church of Worcester.    [continued]

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Seasonal Stars Come Out for Celebrity Series

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Friday night a crowded Jordan Hall witnessed the Boston debut of Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello, together with his sister, Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano. While he headlined, her star shone equally for the Celebrity Series of Boston.    [continued]

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