Reviews redux

My first ever picture in the New York Times! (I’m the face circled in red.)

tfc and me

The New York Times review of the Requiem was the first to appear, late last night, followed by the Globe:

  • New York Times: At Tanglewood, Scintillating Send-Offs for Don Giovanni and Mozart: “With the festival chorus, meticulously trained by John Oliver, weighing in at about 80 voices, Mr. Levine simply let it rip. The wall of sound at the start was stunning, and the performance remained compelling throughout, mostly for its power, but also at times for its subtlety.
  • Boston Globe: BSO celebrates Mozart’s 250th with style. “Sunday afternoon brought a solid and stirring performance of the Requiem, with some splendid singing from the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and a starry team of soloists…”
  • The Phoenix: Mozart plus. “John Oliver’ Tanglewood Festival Chorus didn’t have as much to do as in its stunning work in the next day’s Mozart Requiem, but it was one more crucial cog in Don Giovanni’s miraculous success.” (OK, so the Phoenix really only reviewed Don G, but they still said we were stunning.)