Matthew Gurewitsch
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Title Publication Date
Keersmaeker's Bach, Tharp's Brel and Balanchine April 6, 2024
Brahms, Balanchine, and love in three-quarter time etc., plus a nod to Justin Peck April 2, 2024
Busy, busy March 30, 2024
Balanchine's Four Temperaments, Symphony in Three Movements March 29, 2024
Jerome Robbins in winter March 17, 2024
Two extra-special stops on Víkingur Ólafsson's Goldberg Variations tour Musical America February 29, 2024
Mostly Mozart from Juilliard415 in tandem with Kristian Bezuidenhout Classical Voice North America February 29, 2024
Tiler Peck's Concerto for Two Pianos, Ratmansky's Solitude Musical America February 27, 2024
Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas strike again with 'Days of Wine and Roses' Classical Voice North America February 26, 2024
Sondheim Finished, Refinished, Unfinished Classical Voice North America December 15, 2023
From Rapa Nui with love November 25, 2023
At 75, the New York City Ballet celebrates George Balanchine Classical Voice North America November 25, 2023
Reflections on Balanchine's Orpheus November 15, 2023
Kander & Ebb Redux Classical Voice North America August 14, 2023
Drypoint to Technicolor December 9, 2022
Same zeitgeist, other revelations November 21, 2022
Ingo Metzmacher leads Franz Schmidt's "Buch Mit Sieben Siegeln" Classical Voice North America November 19, 2022
Salome twice over, Mahler and Verdi in Vienna Classical Voice North America November 10, 2022
Celebrating Beethoven, late but gloriously, In the Norwegian countryside Classical Voice North America August 10, 2022
Back Into the Woods Classical Voice North America August 1, 2022
The Amahl file December 23, 2021
A banner year of armchair opera, three banner weeks with Michael Spyres December 20, 2021
At the Met, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"; in Brussels, "The Time Of Our Singing" Air Mail November 2, 2021
The fine print: everything else we heard on our last two episodes of "Catch of the Day" June 16, 2021
Three times 88 keys June 14, 2021
Ready for take-off: Randall Goosby June 11, 2021
The Book of Job according to Mr. Beethoven May 21, 2021
Catch of the Day salutes Christa Ludwig May 14, 2021
April's last Catch: Brush up your Shakespeare May 1, 2021
April's last Catch: the series continues May 1, 2021
April's last Catch: a limited miniseries begins May 1, 2021
A basketful of Easter eggs April 10, 2021
Milestones for strings, Black music matters, Muti's Attila... April 2, 2021
Songs with words and songs without March 13, 2021
Our expanding universe March 5, 2021
Three more winners February 8, 2021
Twist's double feature Air Mail February 3, 2021
Three times lucky (make that four) February 2, 2021
A New Year, a new age? January 9, 2021
In dulci jubilo, or, Year-end Catches of the Day (part 1) December 30, 2020
Bounty - A very lucky Catch of the Day December 1, 2020
Trick or treat? Catch of the Day meets the Great Pumpkin November 10, 2020
On Mozart's fingerboard, in a lonely cell, footloose in the world... October 6, 2020
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame October 5, 2020
Complete Works - The Table Top Shakespeare At Home Air Mail September 26, 2020
Paths cross again at summer's end September 8, 2020
Bach of Ages Air Mail August 29, 2020
Awaiting that eureka moment - Catch of the Day, August 2, 2020 August 5, 2020
Spirits of revolution July 28, 2020
Catch of the Day celebrates Independence July 19, 2020
New bells and whistles at Catch of the Day June 28, 2020
P.S. on "Creating 'Der Rosenkavalier'" June 21, 2020
Where's the catch? June 18, 2020
Sondheim at 90 Arts Intel Report, AiR MAIL May 2, 2020
Sweet Land, from LA Historic Park direct to video April 3, 2020
Catch as catch can (October 2019-January 2020) January 14, 2020
Previews of attractions, coming and gone January 12, 2020
Exhibit shows nature transformed by sophisticated ideas, craftsmanship Honolulu Star-Advertiser January 12, 2020
Contagious October 3, 2019
New Maui exhibit showcases artists at their barricades Honolulu Star-Advertiser September 8, 2019
Summertime at Catch of the Day, Part 3 August 12, 2019
Summertime at Catch of the Day, Part 2 (July 28) August 11, 2019
Summertime @ Catch of the Day, Part I (June 30) August 10, 2019
Scrambling to catch up June 17, 2019
Over the moon with Rossini's Rosina, in the dumps with a Verdi Leonora 20 Jun 2019
Caught in January (Omega edition) January 30, 2019
'Twas the season January 15, 2019
Pre-Posthumous: Edward Gorey on the fringe January 9, 2019
Speak for yourself, Conrad! October 26, 2018
So, what exactly will it be when the wind blows? September 5, 2018
Make way for La Nilsson, make way for Steve J. August 24, 2018
From the center of the universe and other locations July 5, 2018
Bumper crop in brief June 4, 2018
Bull's-eye: Caleb Teicher lights up Crazy for You May 30, 2018
New Perspectives Revivify Carousel And My Fair Lady Classical Voice North America May 4, 2018
Audrey Luna and her 40 fathers Opera News (May 2018) May 3, 2018
Who's Afraid of Tristan? Not Jonas Kaufmann. Oper! Das Magazin (Germany), May 2018 May 1, 2018
The Easter Bunny says, "April Fool!" April 2, 2018
New Names on Catch of the Day (airdate: March 25, 2018) March 27, 2018
Brain waves, etc. March 5, 2018
On Maui, budding virtuosi reach for the stars February 6, 2018
Vivaldi rediscovered, Vienna revitalized January 30, 2018
A stellar second act from the double threat whose name is Q January 22, 2018
Keyboard moments and more January 15, 2018
From the 12th century to the 21st January 5, 2018
Gottfried von Einem goes toe-to-toe with Verdi December 10, 2017
Musical fantasies December 8, 2017
Maui connections: a recap December 2, 2017
California Girls revisited November 30, 2017
Garrison Keillor, erased November 30, 2017
La Divina is back again and much, much more November 14, 2017
All but the Hiddleston Hamlet November 12, 2017
Philippe Jordan revives Pelléas and Così November 8, 2017
Lost and found at the Paris Opéra October 31, 2017
Yayoi Kusama contemplates infinity August 29, 2017
Baroque and beyond August 11, 2017
Be yourself: everyone else is taken August 5, 2017
Warhorses' day off July 12, 2017
And he called for his divas three June 9, 2017
Songs for all seasons May 4, 2017
From the archives: Jorma Hynninen, Voice of a Nation Connoisseur (June 1985) April 4, 2017
Comparisons are enlightening April 4, 2017
Northward, Ho! March 29, 2017
Horror stories, old American masters, and more March 10, 2017
Hooked! December 1, 2016
Pure Gold from Arvo Pärt October 1, 2016
In the wings with Michael Fabiano, tenor July 28, 2016
David Gockley Calls It a Day July 28, 2016
Among friends: a new album from Saimir Pirgu February 5, 2016
Wagner's Meistersinger in San Francisco December 3, 2015
For Arvo Pärt at 80 October 23, 2015
Waltzing Matilda July 24, 2015
Fun Home, the musical July 22, 2015
Marco Tutino's Two Women, in Puccini's footsteps June 26, 2015
Berlioz meets Virgil: Les Troyens in San Francisco June 24, 2015
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with bells and whistles June 24, 2015
La Divina Goes Hi-Def Wall Street Journal December 17, 2014
In Vienna, Heady Mix of Messiaen, Boulez, Schubert Classical Voice North America November 4, 2014
Wagner's "Orphans" Wall Street Journal May 20, 2013
Gone Today, Here Tomorrow? Pirgu's Romeo March 12, 2013
Britten's Turn of the Screw from Glyndebourne Opera News March 1, 2013
Wotan's Revenge October 22, 2012
CAVALLI: Giasone Opera News September 22, 2012
SCIARRINO: Luci Mie Traditrici Opera News September 2012
From the Archives: Declassified Samizdat New York Times (originally published February 28, 1999) August 20, 2012
J.S. BACH: St. Matthew Passion Opera News August 2012
BERG: Lulu Opera News April 2012
GIORDANO: Andrea Chénier Opera News February 2012
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens Opera News November 2011
BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis and Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 & 9 Opera News August 2011
R. STRAUSS: Elektra Opera News July 2011
VERDI: Simon Boccanegra Opera News May 2011
MASSENET: Werther Opera News February 2011
WAGNER: Lohengrin Opera News October 2010
MAW: Sophie's Choice Opera News August 2010
Rossini: L'Equivoco Stravagante Opera News May 2010
Herbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen Opera News March 2010
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Opera News January 2010
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Opera News December 2009
Wagner: Tannhäuser Opera News December 2009
A 'Ring' Recording That Has It All (Except the Music) The New York Times August 30, 2009
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Opera News August 2009
Martín y Soler: Il Burbero di Buon Cuore Opera News July 2009
Video Review: 'Tristan und Isolde' Opera News June 2009
The Cigarettes: Herbal. The Crisis: Midlife The New York Times May 3, 2009
Video Review: 'Birtwistle: The Minotaur' Opera News March 2009
Video Review: 'R. Strauss: Salome' Opera News February 2009

Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
Bartoli's Norma: Front and center Blog June 28, 2013
Maui Film Festival, Day 5: Thumbs-up for hometown filmmaker ("Short Term 12") Blog June 17, 2013
Culture shock: Cue kudos for Qurrat Ann Kadwani Blog March 11, 2013
Esprit de l'escalier (Tosca) Blog January 6, 2013
A Star Is Born: In the Wings with David Afkham, winner of the first Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award Blog August 15, 2010
Salzburg Festival - Motherhood and Red Apple Pie Blog August 3, 2009
Demofoonte Rises from the Ashes Blog July 3, 2009
Last Call for The Norman Conquests Blog June 29, 2009
Queen for a Day - Helen Mirren's Phèdre launches NT LIVE Blog June 28, 2009
Loquasto's Landscape for Godot Blog May 14, 2009
Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness Blog May 10, 2009
Pixels Are Forever Blog February 11, 2009

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
I Didn't See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss, and Lewy Body Dementia
by Mary Lou Falcone
October 7, 2023
The Tomb Guardians
by Paul Griffiths
November 8, 2021
In Red Weather: Turmoil In Indonesia: A CIA Insider's Account from the 1960s
by Daniel F. Cameron
November 8, 2021
The Woman In the Moonlight
by Patricia Morrisroe
August 3, 2020
Creating "Der Rosenkavalier": From Chevalier to Cavalier
by Michael Reynolds
June 20, 2020
The Trumpiad
by Evan Eisenberg/Drawings by Steve Brodner
November 16, 2018
Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting
by John Mauceri
June 28, 2018
Buster Keaton In His Own Time: What the Responses of 1920s Critics Reveal May 3, 2018
Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
by Willard Spiegelman
August 29, 2016
The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic
by Jamie James
August 10, 2016
Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs
by Graham Johnson
Wall Street journal December 12, 2014
Wolfgang Rihm: Dionysos Opera News February 2014
Der Freischütz
by Nationaltheater Mannheim
Opera News October 29, 2013
Das Labyrinth: Der Kampf mit den Elementen
by Peter von Winter
Opera News September 2013
The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure
by Jack Handey
Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 18, 2013
Tosca (Giacomo Puccini): Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Opera News January 5, 2013
Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage
by Jamie James
November 27, 2011
Kazan on Directing
by Elia Kazan
The New Leader March/April 2009

Movie Reviews

Movie Title Publication Date
Rienzi Opera News April 2014
J. S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion Opera News August 2013

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