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  1. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend Weekend, Yesterday

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

  2. How Jonny Greenwood Wove the ‘Phantom Thread’ Score Weekend, February 21

    The Radiohead guitarist has been nominated for an Oscar for best original score. If he wins, he may need to thank Bach, Messiaen and Britten.

  3. A Lullaby, a Caress: Yo-Yo Ma, Ax and Kavakos on Brahms Culture, February 21

    The celebrity musicians, who play at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, choose their favorite page from Brahms’s three piano trios.

  4. Letter of Recommendation: Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ Magazine, February 21

    Infinitely less popular than “Spring,” but not without its charms.

  5. 22 Musicals, Plays, Concerts, Dances and Festivals You Can’t Miss This Spring Arts & Leisure, February 20

    Highlights from the worlds of theater, pop music, dance and classical, recommended by Times critics.

  6. Watch Ping-Pong Make Its New York Philharmonic Debut Culture, February 19

    Table-tennis-playing soloists swing paddles, hand drums, small gongs and even a wine glass in Andy Akiho’s unconventional concerto, “Ricochet.”

  7. Violin, Percussion … and Ping-Pong? Video, February 19

    Two U.S. national table tennis champions play each other — at the New York Philharmonic. The unique performance uses sounds from an intense match alongside a full symphony orchestra.

  8. Hear How ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Became a New-Music Showcase Culture, February 18

    The daffy Amazon comedy, whose fourth season began streaming on Friday, has emerged as an unlikely destination for some of today’s hippest composers.

  9. An Opera Star’s Song Cycle Conjures a Black Man’s Life in America Culture, February 16

    “Cycles of My Being,” written for the tenor Lawrence Brownlee by Tyshawn Sorey and Terrance Hayes, grapples with hope and hate.

  10. 8 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend Weekend, February 15

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

  11. The New York Philharmonic’s Fresh Start: A Season Spent at Home Culture, February 13

    The orchestra has canceled an international tour planned for Jaap van Zweden’s first season as music director to devote itself to strengthening hometown ties.

  12. Chicago Symphony Displays Out-of-Character Modesty at Carnegie Culture, February 11

    Under Riccardo Muti, the orchestra made no huge statements, no overarching themes, during its performances in New York.

  13. A Bold Pianist Rescues an Overlooked Concerto Culture, February 9

    Leif Ove Andsnes, who has used his artist in residence position with the New York Philharmonic to showcase rarities, turns to an early Britten work.

  14. Welcoming a Black Female Composer Into the Canon. Finally. Arts & Leisure, February 9

    Florence Price, the first black woman to have her music played by a major American orchestra, is having a moment after a trove of her scores was rediscovered.

  15. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, February 8

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

  16. Unlikely Pairing Turns to Intense Affinity at Carnegie Culture, February 7

    The veteran baritone Matthias Goerne and the young pianist Daniil Trifonov were an odd couple who created an eccentric yet utterly winning recital.

  17. Nico Muhly on the ‘Ecstatic Disruption’ of Philip Glass’s Music Culture, February 6

    Mr. Muhly explains why he picked the opening of a song from the film score “Étoile Polaire” as his favorite gem from the Glass archive.

  18. The Caramoor Festival Takes a Contemporary Turn Culture, February 5

    Music by 22 living composers and debuts by the Kronos Quartet and So Percussion (as well as forays into Classical and Baroque opera) come this summer.

  19. Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther,’ Paul Klee, Lesley Manville Arts & Leisure, February 2

    The rapper releases his soundtrack to the Marvel movie; the painter’s bold colors are on view in Manhattan.

  20. 5 Hours of Glenn Gould Outtakes. Why? Listen and Find Out. Arts & Leisure, February 2

    Hear how the pianist created his definitive, career-making 1955 recording of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations — one misstep at a time.

  21. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, February 1

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

  22. Is It Classical, or Pop? Nils Frahm Is Worried, but Not About That Weekend, February 1

    As the German musician sets off on a global tour to promote his new album, the troubles of the world are weighing on his mind.

  23. Cool and Subdued, a Pianist Saves Debussy From Cliché Culture, January 31

    Stephen Hough’s program at Carnegie Hall seemed a curious way of honoring the 100th anniversary of a composer’s death. But his playing proved his point.

  24. Europe’s ‘Rising Star’ Musicians Give as Much as They Get Culture, January 30

    The Continent’s premier concert halls pick a small class to go on tour. But the venerable institutions may benefit as much as the up-and-comers.

  25. Lincoln Center’s Next Season: Salonen, Pittsburgh, ‘The Creation’ Culture, January 30

    William Christie and Les Arts Florissants will perform Haydn, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center said it would focus on Russian music.

  26. Keeping Score of Who’s in Charge of America’s Orchestras Culture, January 30

    Here’s a cheat sheet of the conductors who are coming and going on the country’s top podiums.

  27. Keeping Score of Who’s in Charge of America’s Orchestras Culture, January 30

    Here’s a cheat sheet of the conductors who are coming and going on the country’s top podiums.

  28. A Long-Lost Composer Is Raised From the Dead Culture, January 29

    A festival devoted to the composer Julius Eastman, who died in obscurity in 1990, reveals music that makes the ears ring and the heart ache.

  29. At Juilliard Festival, the Stunning Sounds of China Today Culture, January 28

    The Juilliard School’s Focus! Festival 2018 showcased works by Chinese composers, with (mostly) Western instruments.

  30. Jane Birkin on Love, Life and Serge Gainsbourg’s Classical Roots Culture, January 26

    Touring the world, singing Gainsbourg songs backed by a full orchestra, this singer, actress, model and muse is getting ready to play Carnegie Hall on Thursday.

  31. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, January 26

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

  32. She Tackled Aristotle in an Opera. Next Up: Medieval French Couplets. Arts & Leisure, January 26

    Kate Soper writes celebrated, cerebral music. But she is interested in how songs can channel emotion, making us feel things we don’t necessarily want to feel.

  33. Carnegie Hall’s Season Will Focus on M.T.T., Yuja Wang and Chris Thile Culture, January 25

    The hall’s 2018-19 season will give its composer in residence position to Mr. Thile, the mandolin virtuoso, in a break with tradition.

  34. Watch Unearthed Footage of One of Leonard Bernstein’s Last Rehearsals Culture, January 24

    In a previously unseen video, Bernstein tells Tanglewood students that Copland’s music “should be that casual, and that American.”