Lloyd Schwartz

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Remastering 78s: A Company Brings Clarity To Pianist Artur Schnabel's Works

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many historic recordings have been transferred to CD, but not always as accurately as desirable. But a small record company in France has been remastering these recordings in a revolutionary way.

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Spanish Artist Francisco Goya On Display In Boston: An Extraordinary Exhibit

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has assembled one of the largest exhibits of Goya's artwork ever seen in the U.S. His paintings, prints and drawings range in technique from exquisitely refined to raw.


'The Merry Widow' Opera Resurfaces With Renee Fleming

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year's Eve with Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.

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With Both Farce And Feeling, Currentzis' 'Figaro' Succeeds Magnificently

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are many recordings of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Do we need another?


Every Composer Needs A Great Storyteller

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

EMI has just reissued a broad spectrum of German conductor Otto Klemperer's recordings, including a box set of one of the composers he's most associated with: Gustav Mahler.


1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

Thursday, June 05, 2014

With an unforgettable story and score, the 1927 musical tackled complex racial issues. Music critic Lloyd Schwartz says the 1936 film version of Show Boat is the best — and it's now out on DVD.


'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In 1937, two Nazi art shows aimed to teach the public to despise modernist art and show them what art should be. An exhibit at New York's Neue Galerie reunites works from both landmark shows.


A Poetry Reading: 'To My Oldest Friend, Whose Silence Is Like A Death'

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently published a poem about friendship and loss on Poets.org.


Review: Jonas Kaufmann Sings Wagner And Verdi

Monday, December 09, 2013

At 44, the German tenor Jonas Kaufmann may be the most popular tenor of his generation in the international opera world, and one of the most versatile. Among his recordings this year are albums dedicated to both Verdi and Wagner, celebrating the bicentennials of their birth.


'Pearl Earring' Is The Crown Jewel Of The Frick's Dutch Exhibit

Thursday, December 05, 2013

New York City is home to more paintings by Johannes Vermeer — eight — than any other city. And until mid-January, it's playing host to one more: the world-renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring. Critic Lloyd Schwartz says, since the painting's 1994 restoration, "It's even more breathtaking than I remembered."


A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Recently reissued Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet convey natural refinement, balance and a kind of inward grace. Fresh Air critic Lloyd Schwartz says they take their place among the most luminous chamber-music performances on record.


The Art Of Life: Claes Oldenburg At MOMA

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Claes Oldenburg is one of the best-known American pop artists. Critic Lloyd Schwartz found himself not alone in enjoying the current Oldenburg exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, which continues through Aug. 5.


Wilhelm Furtwaengler: A Complex German Composer

Friday, December 16, 2011

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwaengler is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, but his legacy was affected by his decision to stay in Germany during WWII. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz looks at how Furtwangler is seen today.


Degas' Nudes Depict The Awkwardness Of Real Life

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris have collaborated on a show called Degas and the Nude, which includes works from all over the world. Lloyd Schwartz says that in portraits of everyday moments, Degas made women mysterious, vulnerable and heartbreakingly human.