Carnegie Hall Opens–Cleveland Shimmers

(CarnegieHall) On its gala opening night, Carnegie Hall hosted the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Most, the latest in a series of great Cleveland conductors. Originally polished into one of the nation’s a top orchestras by George Szell, Welser-Most showed New Yorkers a glorious sound. Three famous soloists were featured in the program,…

Muti, Bronfman and the Chicago–a Winning Combination at Carnegie Hall

When a giant like Riccardo Muti mounts the podium in front of the Chicago Symphony in what is arguably the best hall in the world, you enjoy the glow and wonder why somehow New York couldn’t have lured him here–money? excitement? better winters?   (nytimes.com) He conducted a sumptuous performance of Schumann’s joyous “Rhenish” Symphony, reminding…