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Performer: David Robertson

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AmsterdamSunday Morning Concerts: Mendelssohn and Sibelius

Mendelssohn, Sibelius
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; David Robertson; Stephen Hough
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Robertson and the BSO explore music in Paris during the interwar years

In Boston, an inventive program of Ravel, Honegger and Milhaud explores the Parisian musical melting pot of the 1920s and 30s.
****1
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A thoroughly worthy Porgy and Bess opens the Met's season

The Met’s new production is directed by James Robinson, who has the characters interacting and listening to one another as if in real life – the inhabitants of Catfish Row have known each other for all of their lives and love, pray and grieve like family.
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Little regard for Mozart and da Ponte in Met's Così

Phelim McDermott’s new Met production is set in Brooklyn’s Coney Island in the late 1950s and is brilliantly vivid looking, but Mozart's music plays second fiddle. 
***11
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The Gospel According to David Robertson

A performance of John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary good enough to convert even the most conservative listener to the Church of New Music.
****1
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The ‘unplayable’ played brilliantly

One could hardly dream of a better concert to open the season than one featuring Maxim Vengerov as the guest soloist in Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major.
****1
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Happy 80th Birthday, Steve Reich!

Steve Reich turned 80 last month, and New Yorkers finally pencilled him, between the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade and the daunting presidential election, for big birthday bash at Carnegie Hall.
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