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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

CONCERT PREVIEW: The Brentano String Quartet brings Béla Bartók back home to South Mountain

Bartók's music is at all times as honest and uninhibited as a shrieking toddler and so genuinely human that a listener feels bound to inquire and to really understand what all the noise and fuss is about.

Student learning triumphs at Tanglewood: A string quartet workshop recital inaugurates the Gordon Studio

This performance left little doubt that the future of classical music is assured in this magnificent environment and in the hands of these marvelous teachers.

REVIEW: A Close Encounter with…Rossini

Close Encounters With Music launches its 2018-19 season with a festive celebration of the Italian composer and great gourmet Rossini.

REVIEW: West Stockbridge Chamber Players, an all-star benefit performance 

When winter’s end finds you jonesing for a Tanglewood fix, the West Stockbridge Chamber Players satisfy the craving.

AT TANGLEWOOD: Sweet serenades, lavish Liszt

Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds and String Instruments (1878) evokes the 18th century, late-baroque, tradition of outdoor performances on the grounds of the nobility’s castles for the amusement of both the aristocracy and its serfs.

REVIEW: The storied Eagles Band under conductor Carl Jenkins

Since joining the Eagles Band as Principal Conductor in 2014, Carl Jenkins has led the group into ever more advanced musical territory and expanded their repertoire in unexpected ways.

REVIEW: Vivid performances of Brahms, Dvořák open 24th Close Encounters with Music season

When you witness a performance by musicians of this caliber, you are seeing the result not only of innate musical talent but also about ten thousand hours of practice that each musician must invest before reaching this level of virtuosity.

South Mountain concerts open with superb Escher String Quartet

The South Mountain Chamber Music series was first organized nearly 100 years ago, decades before Tanglewood got off the ground.

Nelsons arrives: First-rate maestro, second-rate program

BSO has claimed for itself one of the greatest living conductors in the world today.
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