Mozart's last three symphonies are invariably introduced as "great," and many symphonic performances translate the word as dimensional, connoting magnitude. Symphony in C, at its Saturday reading of the Symphony No. 41 at Rutgers-Camden, chose to translate it as "transcendent."
You'd think by now the vaults would be empty. But in fact, 2013 has produced a bumper crop of quality musical boxed sets, as the capsule reviews of pop, roots, classical, and jazz collections below reveal. True, much of the reissued music has been reissued before, but the devaluation of music has also challenged labels to be creative.
The Big Top was back in town Friday night, as Pink brought her galvanizing The Truth About Love tour back to her old stomping grounds.
Justin Timberlake may have earned seven Grammy nominations, but he still has reason to cry himself a river: The pop star was shut out of the top Grammy categories - album, song and record of the year - though his comeback effort, "The 20/20 Experience," is 2013's best-selling release.
Look out, ladies: R. Kelly and his "taser tongue" are back. The enduring soul-pop star has ditched the classic-soul moves of his last two albums, Love Letter (2010) and Write Me Back (2012), and is once again leaning in to his libido and followi
The Big Top was back in town Friday night, as Pink brought her galvanizing "The Truth About Love" tour back to her old stomping grounds.
Camden County gospel singer Tye Tribbett leads the local pack for the awards, which will be given out January 26 in Los Angeles.
With his soft, gravelly voice and expressive tremble, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur gives the impression of a young Stephen Stills practicing a Bowie-like quaver. The voice is Arthur's own, though, pure Ohio sand, soul, and grit, with a hint of theatricality.
Most complete-album shows are celebrations of commonly agreed-on landmarks, victory laps for established classics that send audiences home humming their music collections. But Mavericks, the first album by Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, is more like a buried treasure.
There's a big box set round-up running in Sunday's Inquirer A & E, bringing you the low down on oversized musical packages from Bob Dylan, The Band...