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Anne Midgette
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The classical music critic of the Washington Post.
The classical music critic of the Washington Post.

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I finally made it to Glimmerglass, just before the season ended, and I liked it.

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It's rare for an orchestra to feature three position players in a concerto. But it's rare for an orchestra to have been such a pronounced mecca for cellists as the NSO was under Mstislav Rostropovich -- who hired all three of the soloists in this week's performance of Penderecki's Concerto Grosso, 30-plus years ago.

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Wednesday at Strathmore, Evgeny Kissin in what for most would be a brilliant recital, but for him seemed like a slightly off night.

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The story of the Toronto Symphony and the pianist Valentina Lisitsa is not the black-and-white, freedom-of-speech issue people are trying to make of it.

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On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Orchestra comes to Washington under the dynamic young music director who may or may not be able to save it.

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Review: Elaine De Kooning at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Eric Owens delivers the goods in his first Dutchman at Washington National Opera.

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Why I still like Lang Lang -- and many people don't. Review of Saturday's DC concert.

The world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's viola concerto, for and by Roberto Diaz: Joan Reinthaler reviews.

Greg Sandow reviews the NSO in a disappointing Spanish-themed program.
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