Interpreting Emotional Turmoil: Mitsuko Uchida and the BSO Tackle Beethoven and Shostakovich
The challenge in performing these two pieces thus lies in the balance between conveying the compositions’ intended effect and capturing each piece’s musical details. Saturday’s performance was a valiant effort, but not without a few stumbles.
A Symphonic World on Show: Andris Nelsons and the BSO Perform Mahler’s Sixth
Throughout the evening’s performance, the orchestra crafted wonderful phrases with natural beginnings but lost the tragic impulse of Mahler’s music as a result.
Piano Pyrotechnics: Yuja Wang and the BSO Perform Shostakovich, Haydn, Adolphe
Yuja Wang’s excellence breathed new life into Shostakovich’s work, redeeming an otherwise bland performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
A Symphony of Flavors: Tasting Menus, Revisited
The position of the culinary arts within the world of creative expression is much like that of a 12-year-old in a college seminar.