T/classical-music

  1. Bluesy Incantation: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments Culture, May 26

    The violinist Augustin Hadelich's virtuosic performance of Dvorak, and surprise in "Carmen" and Franz Schmidt's Symphony No. 2 were among the highlights....

  2. A Fast-Rising Czech Conductor Leads the Philharmonic Culture, May 26

    Jakub Hrusa, 35, performed works by Dvorak and Janacek at David Geffen Hall, including Dvorak’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich....

  3. Trump Has Changed a Night at the Opera, Too Arts & Leisure, May 26

    Political strands within familiar works have been popping out with startling resonance in a series of recent performances, our critic writes....

  4. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, May 25

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera....

  5. A Mahler Focus for the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen Arts & Leisure, May 24

    Programs at Carnegie Hall will focus on vocal works. Matthew Polenzani and Susan Graham are among the stars on the calendar....

  6. Emotional Richness in Minor Keys From 2 Revered Pianists Culture, May 23

    Murray Perahia and Maurizio Pollini brought complexity to their recitals at Carnegie Hall. These were no nostalgia acts — the here and now was a joy.

  7. Ivo van Hove and Pina Bausch Highlight BAM’s Next Wave Festival Culture, May 23

    The festival, which features 31 programs from Sept. 14 through Dec. 16, will be the penultimate one overseen by its founding director, Joseph V. Melillo....

  8. Squeezing Music Made for One Hall Into the Geffen Culture, May 21

    Esa-Pekka Salonen wrote “Wing on Wing” for the Walt Disney Concert Hall; its overdue New York premiere showed the limits of a Lincoln Center space....

  9. Intoned Absurdity: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments Culture, May 19

    The violinist Leonidas Kavakos's take on Brahms, music by Luciano Berio and an unusual audition at the Metropolitan Opera were among the highlights....

  10. A Quartet With Sunny Energy and Grunge-Band Grit Culture, May 19

    The Calidore String Quartet, winners of a $100,000 chamber music prize last year, played Mozart and Ligeti at the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center....

  11. Listen to a ‘Twin Peaks’ Fantasy for String Quartet Culture, May 19

    Daniel Schlosberg, who wrote his thesis on Angelo Badalementi’s indelible score for the David Lynch show, has written a piece based on it for the Dover Quartet....

  12. Maurizio Pollini to Play Chopin at Carnegie Hall Arts & Leisure, May 19

    Mr. Pollini’s coming recital is primarily composed of nocturnes and ballades....

  13. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, May 18

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera....

  14. 10 Spring and Summer Classical Festivals Arts & Leisure, May 18

    From Mahler’s weighty Ninth Symphony to the world premiere of an opera about Steve Jobs, here are 10 festivals around the country for classical and new-music fans....

  15. 56 Years Presenting the Best of Young Artists Culture, May 17

    The Young Concert Artists organization ended its 56th season at Alice Tully Hall with a program of three concertos, with rising stars as soloists....

  16. Decades Later, a Classic Concert Gets a Redo Culture, May 15

    To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Schneider Concerts series brought back a vintage Luciano Berio work, and also presented three contemporary pieces....

  17. Elgar’s ‘The Apostles’ Is Rescued From Being Overlooked Culture, May 14

    The conductor Leon Botstein champions a little-known Elgar oratorio in a stirring performance with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall....

  18. Listen to ‘Ten Thousand Birds’ and Its Warbling, Chirping Inspirations Culture, May 12

    We went bird-watching with the Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, whose latest composition has its premiere in a Manhattan park on Sunday....

  19. How Brahms’s ‘A German Requiem’ Became an Anthem for Our Time Culture, May 12

    A deeply personal work has been accompanied in recent concerts by reflections on mortality, the planet and the Syrian refugee crisis....

  20. A Valiant Return to the Met Opera: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments Culture, May 12

    A new soprano's arrival at the Met Opera and the return great baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky were among the highlights....

  21. Immortal Fingertips: Music Teachers Live On Through Their Students Arts & Leisure, May 12

    The death of a well-loved instructor leads a critic to reflect on how technique and style are passed between generations....

  22. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, May 11

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera....

  23. The Music Next Door Metro, May 10

    Getting to know a bit about an older neighbor by what drifts through the walls....

  24. Can a Busy Yannick Nézet-Séguin Do It All? Culture, May 10

    In the middle of an unusually packed schedule, Mr. Nézet-Séguin brought his Philadelphia Orchestra to Carnegie Hall on Tuesday....

  25. Calidore String Quartet Comes to New York Arts & Leisure, May 10

    The ensemble will play works by Caroline Shaw and Hannah Lash at the New School, and Mozart at Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio....

  26. A Rare Performance of Elgar’s ‘Gigantic Work’ Culture, May 9

    The conductor Leon Botstein talks about his favorite page from “The Apostles,” the oratorio he leads on Friday at Carnegie Hall....

  27. Six Composers Are Ready for Their Miller Theater Portraits Culture, May 9

    Bach, American string quartets and a half-dozen living composers will be featured next season at the Miller Theater at Columbia University....

  28. Moonlit Handel: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments Culture, May 5

    Music by Andrew Norman, Beethoven's Ninth and "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Met Opera were among the highlights....

  29. Singing ‘Happy 450th Birthday’ to Monteverdi Culture, May 5

    Listen to excerpts from a Versailles performance of the 1610 Vespers, the focus of a performance on Tuesday at Trinity Wall Street....

  30. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, May 4

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera....

  31. An ‘Ode to Joy’ Troubled by Holocaust Memories Weekend, May 4

    Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic paired Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Schoenberg’s harrowing “A Survivor From Warsaw.”...

  32. Gustavo Dudamel Tells Venezuelan Government ‘Enough Is Enough’ Weekend, May 4

    The star conductor issued his strongest statement yet about the crisis in his native country after a young musician was reportedly killed in street protests....

  33. How a Brush With Death Changed the Next Conductor of St. Luke’s Culture, May 3

    Bernard Labadie, who will take over the post in the 2018-19 season, spoke recently about music, his medically induced coma and his plans for the orchestra....

  34. A Busy Week for Yannick Nézet-Séguin Arts & Leisure, May 3

    Mr. Nézet-Séguin conducts “Der Fliegende Holländer” at the Metropolitan Opera. And on Tuesday he brings his Philadelphia Orchestra to Carnegie Hall....

  35. Stravinsky’s ‘Rite’ as a Piano Duo Captivates Carnegie Hall Arts, April 30

    Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin gave a commanding performance and received a long standing ovation.