T/classical-music

  1. From Easter Island, a Pianist Emerges Culture, Yesterday

    Mahani Teave, 38 and likely the only professional classical performer from the remote island, has released her first album.

  2. He Was a ‘Bad Boy’ Harpsichordist, and the Best of His Age Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

    Scott Ross, who would have turned 70 this year, died young of AIDS — but not before recording all 555 Scarlatti sonatas.

  3. 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in March Weekend, February 25

    Mitsuko Uchida, the Louisiana Philharmonic and a performance organized by Teju Cole are among the highlights.

  4. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, February 25

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

  5. Love Classical Music? Anthony Tommasini Recommends Contemporary Composers Arts & Leisure, February 23

    The New York Times’s Culture editor has questions. Our chief classical music critic has answers.

  6. Peter G. Davis, Music Critic of Wide Knowledge and Wit, Dies at 84 Obits, February 19

    He wrote with passion and bite about classical music, and especially opera, over a 50-year career at The Times and New York magazine.

  7. Scrapped Plans for London Concert Hall Sour Mood for U.K. Musicians Culture, February 19

    The decision comes as classical musicians struggle to deal with the impact of the pandemic and Britain’s departure from the European Union.

  8. Boston Symphony Orchestra Names First Woman Chief Executive Culture, February 18

    Gail Samuel spent nearly three decades at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, part of a management team that helped make it the envy of the orchestra world.

  9. How a Scrappy Arts Group Survived the ’90s Arts & Leisure, February 18

    Bang on a Can, a contemporary music organization, fought government cuts with an innovative crowdfunding program.

  10. The Thrill of a Contemporary Classical Concert, Captured on Disc Culture, February 17

    With live performances still largely shut down, the group Klangforum Wien has released a five-album set of solos and premieres.

  11. A Young Pianist Learns Liszt From Listening Culture, February 15

    For his new album, Benjamin Grosvenor delved into historical recordings of the daunting Sonata in B minor.

  12. 3 New Albums Retell the History of Black Composers Culture, February 12

    Recordings by the pianist Lara Downes, the Catalyst Quartet and the baritone Will Liverman aim to correct the canon.

  13. Notes Toward Reinventing the American Orchestra Arts & Leisure, February 12

    Flexible programming, broader racial representation and welcoming spaces would go a long way in recovering from pandemic closures.

  14. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Culture, February 11

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

  15. What Comes Before Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’? Culture, February 10

    Manfred Honeck, a leading Beethoven conductor, guides us through the beginning of the end of the mighty Ninth Symphony.

  16. ‘Mastery and Transgression’ in Music That Bridges Genres Culture, February 5

    A new box set showcases Julius Hemphill’s work as a composer, saxophonist and flutist on the boundary between jazz and classical styles.

  17. Eva Coutaz, a Record Label Force for Quality, Dies at 77 Obits, February 4

    An executive with the respected label Harmonia Mundi, she shaped classical music careers and public tastes in turning out incomparable recordings from a French farmhouse.

  18. A Critic and a Pianist, Close but Not Quite Friends Arts & Leisure, February 4

    A 35-disc set of Peter Serkin’s remarkable recordings rekindles our critic’s memories of their intersecting careers.

  19. Hooking Readers on Classical Music, Five Minutes at a Time Culture, February 3

    Drawing on the passion of experts, a Culture desk series has doubled its audience for the genre.

  20. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love String Quartets Culture, February 3

    Listen as our writers and some of our favorite artists share music of intimacy, intensity and joy.

  21. 5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now Culture, February 2

    A Salieri opera, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the pianist Stephen Hough are among the highlights.

  22. 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in February Weekend, January 28

    A Tyshawn Sorey premiere and lots of Kurt Weill from Berlin are among the highlights.

  23. Five Minutes to Make You Love Classical Music Interactive, December 22

    We heard from some of our favorite artists about the music that moves them most.

  24. Yo-Yo Ma and the Meaning of Life Interactive, November 23

    “Because of the practice of music, I delve into the inner life of whatever we are. I don’t have any answers, but I keep poking around.”

  25. Live, From New York’s Streets: The Philharmonic Interactive, October 8

    Curtis Stewart, a violinist and New Yorker, played surprise performances around the city. The show was part of a program that is bringing Lincoln Center musicians to the city’s streets.