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  1. ‘A form of hope’: As air-raid sirens sound, a Lviv orchestra opens a summer festival with Mozart’s Requiem. World, Yesterday

    Even as the Lviv Philharmonic theater became a wartime hub for humanitarian supplies, it has remained a home for musicians and choirs.

  2. Combing the Beach, and the Archives, to Revive ‘The Wreckers’ Arts, May 20

    In the early 20th century, Smyth was probably the most famous female composer of her generation, but her music fell out of the repertoire. Glyndebourne Festival Opera is bringing back her 1906 maritime opera.

  3. Alexander Toradze, 69, Idiosyncratic Pianist, Is Dead Arts, May 19

    A defector to the U.S., he was admired for his prowess in the Russian repertory, but his individualistic approach “was not for everyone — or for all repertoire.”

  4. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Master of the Santoor, Dies at 84 World, May 15

    He single-handedly elevated a 100-string instrument little known outside Kashmir into a prominent component of Hindustani classical music.

  5. Teresa Berganza, Charismatic Star of the Opera Stage, Is Dead at 89 Arts, May 13

    The Spanish mezzo-soprano was internationally acclaimed for her dramatic performances in the works of Mozart, Rossini and Bizet.

  6. A Conductor Unearths Rarities. Will People Listen? Arts, May 13

    Leon Botstein brought his ensemble The Orchestra Now to Carnegie Hall for a sparsely attended program of neglected works written in the 1930s.

  7. When Ukrainian Music Wasn’t Under Threat, It Thrived Arts, May 13

    For a brief period in the early 20th century, Ukrainian composers put a national twist on modernism, free from Russian or Soviet regulation.

  8. ‘It’s Anthony’s Time’: A Composer Gets His Due Arts, May 12

    With a new production of Anthony Davis’s pathbreaking Malcolm X opera opening in Detroit, we are on the cusp of a broader reappraisal of his work.

  9. Handel’s ‘Serse,’ With Yuks and Exquisite Playing Arts, May 9

    The English Concert’s performance at Carnegie Hall showed off the ensemble’s elastic responsiveness.

  10. A Violin From Hollywood’s Golden Age Aims at an Auction Record Arts, May 9

    Played in “The Wizard of Oz” and other classic films, Toscha Seidel’s Stradivarius could sell for almost $20 million.

  11. ‘Falling Out of Time’ Gives Song to a Father’s Grief Arts, May 8

    Osvaldo Golijov’s evening-length work, based on the book by David Grossman about his son, had its New York premiere at Zankel Hall.

  12. Igor Levit Arrives at the Philharmonic, at Last Arts, May 8

    Levit, one of the world’s eminent pianists, appeared with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall eight years after making his New York debut.

  13. Where to Go for Live Music in New York: Pop, Jazz and Classical Arts, May 5

    Our critic’s favorite venues, from mega arenas showcasing Top 40 pop stars to quirky clubs featuring Klezmer quartets.

  14. What to Do in New York City in May Arts, May 5

    Want to see a comedy show, or drop in on a film series? Do you need kid-friendly event? Our critics offer their favorite picks.

  15. A Cellist Accompanied by His Sister. Or Vice Versa? Arts, May 5

    Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason were true musical partners in concert at Zankel Hall.

  16. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Horn Arts, May 4

    Listen to music that shows off the golden, mellow sunshine of “the cello of the brass section.”

  17. A Sister and Brother Choose Repertoire by Feeling and Listening Arts, May 3

    The young British phenoms Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason are performing a duo recital of cello sonatas, including by Shostakovich and Frank Bridge, at Carnegie Hall.

  18. Carnegie Hall Will Host Concert in Support of Ukraine Arts, May 3

    The benefit, on May 23, is a way to “play a part in helping those who are suffering and under attack,” the hall’s executive and artistic director said.

  19. Thomas Adès Charts a Journey Through Hell and Heaven Arts, April 29

    At the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the composer’s “Dante” is an extreme rarity in orchestral music: a new evening-length work.

  20. A Monkish Conductor Who Expressed His Faith Through Music Arts, April 29

    A new 69-disc box of Dimitri Mitropoulos’s recordings are an opportunity to reassess a conductor who remains out of reach.

  21. Nico Muhly’s Moody Concerto for Two Pianos Arts, April 28

    In its American debut with the New York Philharmonic, “In Certain Circles,” featuring Katia and Marielle Labèque, had a freedom born from confidence.

  22. 5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now Arts, April 28

    Mitsuko Uchida’s Beethoven, a soprano’s program of works by female composers and a lush repertory of sleep-related music are among recent highlights.

  23. Composers Give New Shape to Ornette Coleman’s Jazz Arts, April 27

    A group of artists are reimagining the 1959 album “The Shape of Jazz to Come” for Bang on a Can’s Long Play festival.

  24. Cosmic Stories: Du Yun Revisits Her Earliest Music Theater Arts, April 27

    A program at NYU Skirball pairs “Zolle” and “A Cockroach’s Tarantella,” youthful works from when the composer felt “like a fish out of water.”

  25. Classical Music Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly to Be Good Opinion, April 26

    Melodious isn’t unsophisticated.

  26. Carnegie Hall’s New Season: What We Want to Hear Arts, April 26

    The presenter is planning a return to full-scale programming for its 2022-23 season. Our critics and writers chose 15 highlights.

  27. Denouncing War, Ukrainian Musicians Unite for a World Tour Arts, April 25

    The newly formed Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra will perform in Europe and the United States this summer, using music to oppose the Russian invasion.

  28. One Night, Several String Quartet Premieres Arts, April 22

    The JACK Quartet and the Danish String Quartet presented new works that nodded to the past and spoke to the present.

  29. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Interactive, March 11

    Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of the film “Turning Red.”

  30. 5 Minutes to Make You Love Classical Music Interactive, December 3

    What are the five minutes you’d play to make a friend fall in love with classical music? That’s what we’ve been asking artists and other notable people all year.

  31. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Interactive, November 26

    Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of the film “Licorice Pizza.”

  32. I Found Myself at Band Camp Interactive, August 19

    Here’s a glimpse of young musicians this summer — playing and practicing.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.”

  35. 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.

  36. 7 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, July 16

    How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch, and a reason to take a stroll in Lower Manhattan.

  37. Ennio Morricone Was More Than Just a Great Film Composer Culture, July 8

    He was one of the great composers, period.

  38. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Explore Schubert Culture, February 18

    A festival on “The Magic of Schubert” will anchor its 2020-21 season.

  39. Kadri Gopalnath, 69, Dies; Brought the Saxophone to Indian Music Obits, October 31

    Drawn to an instrument that sounded exotic to him, he became one of the most prominent classical musicians in India.

  40. Mahler, Distilled by Classical Music’s Greatest Duo Culture, October 30

    The baritone Christian Gerhaher and the pianist Gerold Huber brought a sublime evening of song to Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.

  41. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, October 24

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

  42. An Operatic Star Spotter Announces Its 2020 Festival Culture, July 10

    Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now will include the one-act “Ellen West” among six works in its January season.

  43. A Teenage Pierre Boulez, Heard for the First Time Culture, April 19

    Listen to excerpts from the piano solo “Prélude, Toccata et Scherzo,” written in 1944, when the modernist master was just 19.

  44. A Pianistic Master and an Upstart, 15 Years Later Culture, April 8

    Maurizio Pollini and Juho Pohjonen gave New York recitals two days apart, each demonstrating both mastery and a sense of adventure.