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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Beethoven’s Fidelio and Mahler’s Tenth, With the Conventions Tossed AwayBeethoven’s only opera, reinterpreted in the era of mass incarceration.
  6. classical music review
    Shostakovich, With Bright L.A. Glare, at Lincoln CenterDudamel brings out the symphony’s loudest, brightest aspects.
  7. The Case for the (Non-Harassing, Worth the Trouble) Creative GeniusWe don’t want more James Levines. But how about more Zaha Hadids?
  8. classical music
    The Future Is (a Little More) Female at the New York PhilharmonicDeborah Borda takes over as CEO, with big plans.
  9. 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.
  10. classical music
    Barbara Hannigan Is a Soprano Who Doesn’t Stand StillA soprano who conducts orchestras with her entire physical being.
  11. music review
    Music Review: A Double Dose of Pierre Boulez’s RéponsThe composer’s electronic manifesto returns.
  12. 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.
  13. classical music review
    The New York Philharmonic’s New Music Director: Thrilling to ExhaustionJaap van Zweden brings the excitement, over and over and over.
  14. 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.”
  15. 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.
  16. that's a viola not a violin
    Onstage or On a Podcast, Nadia Sirota Makes You ListenA violist with a mission.
  17. I Went to a Concert With a Basement Full of Dead People and Loved ItIn the crypt, architectural and musical pleasure converge.
  18. respect the classics
    Bill Murray Is Making Classical Music Now, and He’s Taking It on TourHe promised a little West Side Story.
  19. What’s a Concerto in 2017? Whatever It Is, It’s Not DustyFresh (and diverse) composer blood is reviving a hoary form.
  20. close reads
    How Mozart in the Jungle Gets Classical MusicOur classical-music critic on a show he didn’t expect to love.
  21. The 10 Best Classical-Music Performances of 2016The best!
  22. 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.
  23. A Dark, Glorious Shostakovich Moment at Carnegie“In these players’ hands, music accomplished what life often fails to do: fashion beauty out of pain.”
  24. At Carnegie Hall Last Night, El Sistema’s StarGustavo Dudamel comes to town.
  25. fall preview 2016
    37 Classical and Dance Performances to Check Out This FallTristan und Isolde, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, and more
  26. fall preview 2016
    What Vulture’s Critics Are Most Excited for This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  27. classical music
    The Metropolitan Opera’s James Levine to RetireHe’ll step down at the end of the current season.
  28. classical music
    A 21-Hour Day of Unfinished, Impossible Music: Stockhausen’s KlangA 21-hour performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  29. classical music
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Building Gets New MusicStarting with a sonic walk over to the Met Breuer.
  30. classical music
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Star Power, Back at Full Strength at Carnegie HallThe baritone’s return.
  31. classical music
    Talking to Jaap van Zweden, the New York Philharmonic’s Next Conductor“I met my wife, and after an hour I told her that I was going to marry her. I had the same feeling with this orchestra.”
  32. The New York Philharmonic’s New Director Is Jaap van ZwedenUp from Dallas.
  33. year in culture 2012
    Justin Davidson’s Top 10 Classical Music Performances of 2012Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, “John Cage at 100,” and more.
  34. classical music
    John Cage Is Still Rattling the Bars at 100The composer explored the wondrous border zone between the intentional and the accidental.
  35. solicitations
    New York’s Classical Music Critic Justin Davidson Wants to Know What You LikeAnd to listen to it.
  36. classical music
    Justin Davidson on the One Good Thing About Battle: Los AngelesThe Norwegian soundtrack and the singing computer behind it.
  37. classical music
    Davidson: The Disappearing James LevineThe current of conviction flowing from him has flickered.
  38. new york philharmonic
    Justin Davidson on Closing the Philharmonic’s Generation GapWhoever succeeds Zarin Mehta as executive director will have to work to continue breaking down the idea that the Philharmonic is forbidding and elitist.