T/classical-music

  1. Missing ‘The Nutcracker’? How to Get Your Holiday Fix at Home Weekend, November 26

    Many seasonal mainstays have been reimagined for online viewing this year. Here are some of our favorites, from “A Christmas Carol” to Handel’s “Messiah.”

  2. Musical Travel Companions for a Year of Going Nowhere Arts & Leisure, November 26

    The composer John Luther Adams combines immersive sound worlds with environmental activism.

  3. 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in December Weekend, November 25

    An exploration of Josephine Baker, an avant-garde trumpeter and the composer John Adams are among the highlights.

  4. ‘Never Think That You’re Not Supposed to Be There’ Op Ed, November 24

    A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

  5. A Concerto Is a Conversation Video, November 24

    Can’t be with your grandparents? Watch this instead.

  6. 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.”

  7. In the Wake of Ferguson, a Style-Blurring Album Culture, November 20

    Protests over police brutality inspired the composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. to write “The Grey Land,” a mono-opera.

  8. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, November 19

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

  9. A Lifelong Rock Critic Goes Back to the Actual Classics Book Review, November 19

    In “A Sound Mind,” the British journalist Paul Morley discovers the wonders of classical music.

  10. Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor and Bolshoi Veteran, Dies at 56 Obits, November 16

    A kinetic podium presence, Mr. Vedernikov led performances at major opera houses and orchestras. He died of Covid-19.

  11. A Pianist Loses Himself in a Musical ‘Labyrinth’ Culture, November 15

    David Greilsammer’s new recording charts a fantastical and disorienting adventure through works spanning centuries.

  12. A Pianist Loses Himself in a Musical ‘Labyrinth’ Culture, November 15

    David Greilsammer’s new recording charts a fantastical and disorienting adventure through works spanning centuries.

  13. Rhiannon Giddens Aims at 1800s America in Her Silkroad Plans Culture, November 13

    Under its new artistic director, the cross-cultural music organization will start a project devoted to the transcontinental railroad.

  14. 7 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, November 12

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

  15. Why Do Pianists Know So Little About Pianos? Arts & Leisure, November 12

    Unlike violinists or trumpeters, piano players rarely get to perform on their own instruments and must be adaptable.

  16. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Sopranos Culture, November 11

    Listen to the soaring voices of Maria Callas, Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price, Renée Fleming and others.

  17. Listening to Beethoven, While Walking the Dog and Dodging Cars Culture, November 10

    A critic tries to review a streamed concert under the decidedly nonideal conditions of 2020.

  18. The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos Culture, November 6

    Nannette Streicher has been marginalized by history, but she was one of Europe’s finest keyboard manufacturers.

  19. 7 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, November 5

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

  20. After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears Arts & Leisure, November 5

    Osvaldo Golijov was one of the most celebrated stars in classical music. Then came a long, unexpected drought.

  21. A Conductor Becomes a Virtual-Concert Jet-Setter Culture, November 4

    Xian Zhang, the New Jersey Symphony’s music director, has been busy even in a time of rampant concert cancellations.

  22. Ian Bostridge on Schubert’s Hidden Depths Culture, November 3

    The tenor’s new recording of “Die Schöne Müllerin” encompasses that song cycle’s rustic allure and its dark complexities.

  23. This Election Week, Revisit the Constitution, Then Soothe Your Stressed Mind At Home, October 31

    Calm your nerves with a meditation guide, a night at the Seattle Symphony and a day among the sea otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

  24. 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.

  25. The Unexpected Solace in Learning to Play Piano Interactive, May 20

    A cartoonist is humbled by the brain power (and finger strength!) needed to play Chopin and Tchaikovsky.