L to R: tenor Toby Spence, bass Franz Hawlata, and conductor Andris Nelsons in the Boston Symphony Orchestra's concert version of Berg's WOZZECK at Carnegie Hall, 3/15/22. Photo: Steve J. Sherman

Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons at Carnegie Hall – Berg’s Wozzeck

A century has passed since Alban Berg finished composing Wozzeck; yet it can still seem remarkably modern, as it did in this concert performance. Shorn of the usual stage trappings, Berg’s dark, expressionistic music, brimming with psychological insight, stands out as the principal protagonist in the drama, a devasting tale of an impoverished soldier’s degradation and […]

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