Avant garde ain’t what it used to be.
Forty-five years ago it was still possible to shock and outrage a concert
audience. Could that ever happen today? Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s
performance of Luciano Berio’s wildy
I am not alone in admitting that I can’t completely embrace the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. The surface sound of his music, its harmonies and gorgeous sonorities, is readily appreciated. It’s a grasp of structure and emotional narrative within his abstracted romanticism that has eluded me
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has become pretty remarkable in the
era of Edo de Waart. Under his assured guidance, the orchestra has been
transformed by important player changes, new levels of technical discipline