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Classical Music

  1. performing arts
    The Precarious Future of High Culture in New YorkThe pandemic silenced the city’s symphony halls and grand opera houses. But will the (eventual) restart bring with it a reckoning?
  2. performing arts
    Jane Moss, Lincoln Center’s Artistic Director, Is Stepping DownAfter 27 years, she says, the shutdown got her thinking about moving on.
  3. thinking about the future
    What Socially Distanced Live Performance Might Look LikeTo institutions and artists and audiences alike.
  4. awards
    Colson Whitehead Wins Second Pulitzer Prize, A Strange Loop Wins for DramaPlus, New York’s own Justin Davidson is a finalist in criticism.
  5. classical music
    Revisiting Franz Schubert, a Poet of SolitudeFew composers have ever rendered loneliness as lovingly as he did or surrounded it in such a halo of compassion.
  6. coronavirus
    The New York Philharmonic, Closed Till September, Is Winding Down Musicians’ PaySalaries will be cut back gradually through May 31, and the summer is under negotiation.
  7. coronavirus
    Arts Organizations Are Heading Into Crisis. A Few Things Might Mitigate It.Performers and staff, already living close to the edge, have little margin for a long layoff.
  8. roll clip!
    Renée Fleming! Björk! Together at Last in This Version of ‘All Is Full of Love’Fleming is performing Björk’s work with the New York Philharmonic.
  9. classical music
    Why I’d Rather Hear the Danish String Quartet Than Any Other FoursomeRange, musicality, sparkling technique without stony seriousness.
  10. music
    58 Minutes With the Omnivorous Composer Caroline ShawA composer of eclectic influences and twisty, back and forth scores (and, by the way, a Pulitzer winner).
  11. the lost canon
    It’s Time We All Heard the Music of Lili BoulangerOne of France’s great composers, she was ignored because she was a woman who died young.
  12. best of 2019
    The Best Classical-Music Performances of 2019A rough year for institutions, a great year for their music.
  13. classical music
    At Lincoln Center, Schumann Gets a Toughening-Up in ZauberlandA new piece reinterprets the songs of ‘Dichterliebe.’
  14. fall preview
    The Best Classical Music Performances to See This FallPorgy and Bess returns, Kelli O’Hara sings with the New York Philharmonic, and more.
  15. classical music
    The Met Opera’s Yannick Nézet-Séguin Has Found His FootingAfter a few years adrift, the company has found its sheriff — or maybe shepherd is a better word.
  16. classical music
    The Pianist Cécile Chaminade, Rediscovered (and the Club That Never Forgot Her)A star composer a century ago, now barely known.
  17. encounter
    Michael Tilson Thomas, a Disruptor Who’s Become the Comfortable CenterA New York visit from the busy conductor, as he steps down from his San Francisco Symphony job.
  18. new music
    Thomas Adès Finds a Way Forward for the Piano ConcertoFull of historic references, but all new.
  19. now that's what i call music
    Gabriel Kahane Turns Funny Tweets and Mitt Romney Quotes Into Micro-Songs“My favorite meat is hot dog.” Sing it with us now.
  20. memes in the making
    Let’s Keep This ‘Things As John Mulaney Quotes’ Meme GoingWhich Real Housewife is “There’s a horse in this hospital!” and why is it Dorit?
  21. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Classical-Music Performances of 2018Messiaen, Mahler, and a mile of singers.
  22. classical-music review
    What’s Opera, Jaap? Van Zweden’s Opening Night as the Philharmonic’s New LeaderNew music by Ashley Fure, old music by Stravinsky, and a Wagner chaser.
  23. music review
    Music Review: Leonard Bernstein Is Paid Half-Hearted Tribute at TanglewoodAndris Nelsons conducted as if he would rather be at home watching TV. Some music can endure an uncommitted performance; Bernstein’s can’t.
  24. new music
    What’s That Sound? In Ashley Fure’s Compositions, It Could Be Almost Anything.Twanging aircraft cables? Crinkly paper moved by speaker vibrations? Sure.
  25. music review
    Music Review: Leonard Bernstein’s Mass Has Finally Found Its EraIt’s been called bloated, dated, naïve — but it also contains a lot of beauty.
  26. Beethoven’s Fidelio and Mahler’s Tenth, With the Conventions Tossed AwayBeethoven’s only opera, reinterpreted in the era of mass incarceration.
  27. classical music review
    Shostakovich, With Bright L.A. Glare, at Lincoln CenterDudamel brings out the symphony’s loudest, brightest aspects.
  28. The Case for the (Non-Harassing, Worth the Trouble) Creative GeniusWe don’t want more James Levines. But how about more Zaha Hadids?
  29. classical music
    The Future Is (a Little More) Female at the New York PhilharmonicDeborah Borda takes over as CEO, with big plans.
  30. sexual assault
    The Met May Not Survive the James Levine DisgraceHe was the charismatic center holding together a company that was already in financial trouble.
  31. classical music
    Barbara Hannigan Is a Soprano Who Doesn’t Stand StillA soprano who conducts orchestras with her entire physical being.
  32. music review
    Music Review: A Double Dose of Pierre Boulez’s RéponsThe composer’s electronic manifesto returns.
  33. The Over-the-Top Plans for Redoing Geffen Hall Are History. Good.The $500 million–plus plan to squeeze a new building into the shell would have been a disaster.
  34. classical music review
    The New York Philharmonic’s New Music Director: Thrilling to ExhaustionJaap van Zweden brings the excitement, over and over and over.
  35. respect the classics
    This Classical Music Festival Just Had Its Very Own Fyre Festival-Like Implosion“It was the most inept conducting I’ve probably ever seen, and that’s counting grad students.”
  36. fall preview 2017
    24 Classical and Dance Performances to See This FallIncluding the Resonant Bodies Festival, a Star Wars Film Concert Series, the New York Philharmonic’s 175th Birthday, and more.
  37. that's a viola not a violin
    Onstage or On a Podcast, Nadia Sirota Makes You ListenA violist with a mission.
  38. I Went to a Concert With a Basement Full of Dead People and Loved ItIn the crypt, architectural and musical pleasure converge.
  39. respect the classics
    Bill Murray Is Making Classical Music Now, and He’s Taking It on TourHe promised a little West Side Story.
  40. What’s a Concerto in 2017? Whatever It Is, It’s Not DustyFresh (and diverse) composer blood is reviving a hoary form.
  41. close reads
    How Mozart in the Jungle Gets Classical MusicOur classical-music critic on a show he didn’t expect to love.
  42. The 10 Best Classical-Music Performances of 2016The best!
  43. Music Review: At the Philharmonic, the New Guy’s First NightJaap van Zweden steps up to conduct, two years before he officially takes over the job.
  44. A Dark, Glorious Shostakovich Moment at Carnegie“In these players’ hands, music accomplished what life often fails to do: fashion beauty out of pain.”
  45. At Carnegie Hall Last Night, El Sistema’s StarGustavo Dudamel comes to town.
  46. fall preview 2016
    37 Classical and Dance Performances to Check Out This FallTristan und Isolde, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, and more
  47. fall preview 2016
    What Vulture’s Critics Are Most Excited for This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  48. classical music
    The Metropolitan Opera’s James Levine to RetireHe’ll step down at the end of the current season.
  49. classical music
    A 21-Hour Day of Unfinished, Impossible Music: Stockhausen’s KlangA 21-hour performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  50. classical music
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Building Gets New MusicStarting with a sonic walk over to the Met Breuer.
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