Lloyd Schwartz is the classical music critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and senior editor of Classical Music for New York Arts. Longtime classical music editor of The Boston Phoenix, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1994. He is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a poet whose work has been selected for The Best American Poetry and The Best of the Best American Poetry.
Lloyd Schwartz, classical music critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air,” remembers soprano Phyllis Curtin, who died at her home in the Berkshires Sunday.
Opera seria, or “serious opera,” is one of the most difficult of all operatic genres with the bravura arias challenging singers with some of the greatest technical demands ever imposed on the human voice.
The production is the latest in a series of BLO performances that have struck out due to misguided attempts at searching for greater relevance.
Conductor William Christie and his Baroque music group Les Arts Florissants return to Boston for a 17th and 18th century musical extravaganza.
Kent Nagano says that Wednesday night’s concert by the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal at Symphony Hall is a program relevant “to our time today.”
The principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra makes his second return to Boston with a program of mostly unusual repertoire, including several pieces apparently never performed by the BSO.
Pierre Boulez, who died this week at 90, was not only a great conductor and composer. He was, Lloyd Schwartz says, the voice of, and for, the modern world.
Pierre Boulez, the celebrated and once controversial composer and conductor, died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Roth returns to Symphony Hall in two fascinating programs this month and Lloyd Schwartz can’t wait to hear him.