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Classical Music Review

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    The Met Opera’s Yannick Nézet-Séguin Has Found His FootingAfter a few years adrift, the company has found its sheriff — or maybe shepherd is a better word.
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    Opera Review: The Met Brings Back Samson et Dalila, With Just Enough Fromage“To describe it as gaudy and silly is a compliment, not a complaint.”
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    What’s Opera, Jaap? Van Zweden’s Opening Night as the Philharmonic’s New LeaderNew music by Ashley Fure, old music by Stravinsky, and a Wagner chaser.
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    Music Review: Leonard Bernstein Is Paid Half-Hearted Tribute at TanglewoodAndris Nelsons conducted as if he would rather be at home watching TV. Some music can endure an uncommitted performance; Bernstein’s can’t.
  5. Beethoven’s Fidelio and Mahler’s Tenth, With the Conventions Tossed AwayBeethoven’s only opera, reinterpreted in the era of mass incarceration.
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    Shostakovich, With Bright L.A. Glare, at Lincoln CenterDudamel brings out the symphony’s loudest, brightest aspects.
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    The New York Philharmonic’s New Music Director: Thrilling to ExhaustionJaap van Zweden brings the excitement, over and over and over.
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    Music Review: The ‘Deadpan Lunacy’ of Simon Steen-Andersen at Miller TheaterRube Goldberg composition.
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    On 50 Years of Meredith Monk’s Excellent WeirdnessShe has been carrying out a slow revolution, with no end in sight.
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    Classical Music Review: The Prototype FestivalCan it grow without disappointing those who treasure it most?
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    Davidson on John Luther Adams’s Carnegie Hall Debut“An utterly original, totally immersive sound world.”
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    Davidson: Anna Nicole the Opera Is a Big Bust“The American idioms appear to have sprung from a phrase book edited on another planet.”
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    Justin Davidson on the MoMA’s First Sound Art ExhibitionThe artists in Soundings all seem to live in isolation booths.