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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Culminating in the great, clanging chords of “The Great Gates of Kiev,” Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” fires the imagination from its first notes. Moussorgsky was, in turn, inspir... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, February 21, 2015

In January 2004, Buffalo was wrestling with another wild winter. At Kleinhans Music Hall, in the midst of a whiteout, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra played the Symphony No. 2 of Finnish composer J... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, February 19, 2015

The great cellist Pablo Casals, born in 1876, died in 1973. But his Gofriller cello, born in 1733, is alive and well and coming to Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend. It will be played by Israeli-Ameri... Read More

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ClassicalMozartDesperate HeroinesSandrine Piau, sopranoThe Mozarteum Orchestra, SalzburgIvor Bolton, conductor[Naive]3.5 starsGet into opera, and one of the first Italian words you will learn will be ... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, February 13, 2015

Who cares if it’s zero degrees? We’ve got our love to keep us warm. Our love of the Great American Songbook, that is. And a winner of a Valentine’s Day show in Kleinhans Music Hal... Read More

Thursday, February 12, 2015

ClassicalJean RondeauBach Imagine[Erato]3.5 starsGot to love a harpsichordist whose last name is Rondeau, the title of many a movement from many a sonata. I also like how, instead of being locked in t... Read More

Thursday, February 12, 2015

ClassicalAvi AvitalVivaldi[Deutsche Grammophon}Three starsIf the “T” in Avi Avital’s name were a “D,” his name would be an anagram of Vivaldi, plus an extra “... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, February 12, 2015

If music be the food of love, it’s great to be ready before approaching the buffet. Luckily, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta has forw... Read More

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ClassicalBrahms Choral WorksCappella AmsterdamDaniel Reuss, director[Harmonia Mundi]3 starsI love this CD’s cover, a dark landscape with pine trees and a cross, and above it, the big word ... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fans of Baroque music are going to love the next concert brought to us by the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. On Tuesday, the series is welcoming Trio Settecento, renowned for interpretations of early ... Read More
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