Category Archives: Press

03/14/17

  By Milton Moore  For The Day, published March 11, 2017 Old Lyme — As odd as it may sound, Mozart finally got his due at Musical Masterworks … Yes, that Mozart, the axiomatic “world’s most popular composer.” The Old Lyme chamber music series bookended two of Mozart’s most innovative and sadly underperformed works — his […]

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03/10/17

By Rick Koster, The Day, March 9, 2017 Modern composers who create under the broad canopy of “classical music” take mighty strides into unexplored frontiers. At the same time, who amongst them can claim to not have been influenced by Mozart? Not many — and certainly not the otherwise wildly different Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke. The latter explored […]

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02/09/17

By Rick Koster, The Day, February 9, 2017 It was tricky, is what it was. Y’see, two of the greatest of the Romantic composers were Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Schumann mentored Brahms. But Schumann, suffering from “psychotic melancholia,” was institutionalized and his wife, Clara — she was a massively successful pianist and a fine composer […]

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12/17/16

By Anne Midgette Classical music critic/The Classical Beat — Washington Post, December 16, 2016. It’s the stuff of stories and musical legend: the buried violin, dug up and brought to sing anew. In the film “The Red Violin,” the titular instrument is at one point interred with a gifted young player, then unearthed by grave-robbing gypsies who play […]

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12/01/16

By Rick Koster, The Day, November 30, 2016 It would be my luck that, hopping on a subway out of Park Slope, I’d spot four “obvious” musicians with their instrument cases, and I’d mutter some snide comment about hipsters and how it’s impossible to get away from them. And, of course, the four gentlemen in […]

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10/12/16

We are delighted to share an article about Musical Masterworks that Ink Magazine featured in their October edition!  We hope you enjoy reading what Edward Arron, Artistic Director, and Alden Murphy, President, said about our upcoming 26th season!

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05/04/16

We are delighted to share Milton Moore’s review of our 25th Anniversary Season concert finale which featured eight extraordinary musicians performing works of Richard Strauss and Bartok, then concluded with the extraordinary Mendelssohn Octet. Published May 2, 2016 By Milton Moore, The Day Staff Writer Old Lyme — When folks look back on the many events and […]

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03/14/16

We are delighted to share Milton Moore’s review of our March concerts — from Bach, to Dvořák and Ravel, to O’Riley! Published March 12, 2016 By Milton Moore Day Staff Writer There are musicians, and there are performers — and sometimes you get both in one package. Or, as in the case of Musical Masterworks Saturday, […]

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02/18/16

Milton Moore is back, reviewing Musical Masterworks’ performances! We are delighted to share with you his review of Beethoven: The Complete Works for Cello and Piano, below.  Published February 14, 2016 By Milton Moore Day Staff Writer It’s always a major artistic event when a music presenter stages a complete cycle of works by a single composer, a […]

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09/11/15

Musical Masterworks would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” to Milton Moore, who recently retired as The Day’s classical music writer.  For 20 years, he reviewed our performances and sang our praises as he did in his last article for The Day. “The life span of Musical Masterworks, now in its 25th season, has pretty […]

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