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  1. Finally Returning Bernstein’s Overdue Mahler Arts, March 28

    A score that Leonard Bernstein borrowed from the Vienna Philharmonic half a century ago was given back as a 175th birthday present.

  2. The Pianist Rafal Blechacz in Exciting, if Blaring, Form Arts, March 27

    This fast-rising Polish artist played Bach, Beethoven and Chopin splendidly at the 92nd Street Y.

  3. Conducting an Eerie, Political ‘Gospel’ Arts, March 26

    The conductor David Robertson describes a favorite passage from John Adams’s Passion oratorio, which he will lead on Friday at Carnegie Hall.

  4. An American Composers Orchestra Concert Pays a Bracing Tribute Arts, March 26

    A concert dedicated to one of the ensemble’s founders, Francis Thorne, who died on March 7, introduced three works and offered a Steve Reich masterpiece.

  5. A Met Opera Star is Born: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments Arts, March 24

    Gritty electronics, a Baroque hoedown and a burly Texan roar were among the highlights.

  6. Classical Music in NYC This Week Arts, March 23

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

  7. A Soprano’s Sudden Solo Act Arts, March 23

    Miah Persson, on her own after a baritone partner fell ill, explored life and love in a thoughtful recital at Zankel Hall.

  8. Mahan Esfahani, a Harpsichordist With a Chip on His Keyboard Arts, March 22

    Mr. Esfahani, known for causing the occasional uproar by mixing early and contemporary music in his programs, performed at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday.

  9. Mitsuko Uchida at Carnegie Hall Is a Start to a Big Week Arts, March 22

    The venue’s three stages will host Ensemble Signal, Simone Lamsma and the St. Louis Symphony, among others.

  10. Cloning Yo-Yo Ma: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Moments Arts, March 17

    Esa-Pekka Salonen's swirling Cello Concerto, a coup at the New York Philharmonic and a whoopee-cushion sound in Beethoven were among the highlights.

  11. where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone? Arts, March 17

    Composers, who have broken with sonata form, tonality, serialism and minimalism, have also broken with the shift keys on their keyboards.

  12. Classical Music in NYC This Week Arts, March 16

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

  13. New Concerto, New Leader: A Big Day at the New York Philharmonic Arts, March 16

    Yo-Yo Ma performed a premiere the same day it was announced that Deborah Borda would become the orchestra’s next president and chief executive.

  14. A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader Arts, March 15

    Ms. Borda ran the Philharmonic in the 1990s and went on to help the Los Angeles Philharmonic become the envy of the orchestra world.

  15. International Street Cannibals, Feasting on Schoenberg Arts, March 15

    The new-music ensemble will perform Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 (Op. 10) at a show featuring works by Brahms, Zemlinsky and Berg.

  16. The Hazy Mysteries of Love at Lincoln Center Arts, March 13

    On a Chamber Music Society program, the composer Jonathan Berger’s “Rime Sparse” evokes the psychic dimensions of desire embedded in poems by Petrarch.

  17. Two Concerts Explore Schubert, Before He Took His Leave Arts, March 13

    At Carnegie Hall, the pianist Andras Schiff played on Thursday and the pianist Jonathan Biss and the tenor Mark Padmore performed on Friday.

  18. Write Me a Concerto: Yo-Yo Ma and Esa-Pekka Salonen on Their New Work Arts, March 13

    The cellist and the composer discuss the piece, which the New York Philharmonic plays on Wednesday.

  19. After Five Years of Bach, Trinity Church Takes On Handel Arts, March 12

    Trinity’s Handel Project, a new multiyear survey of Handel’s oratorios, shapes up as a more improvisatory affair, to judge from its opening concert.

  20. White-Hot Aria, Engulfing Bass: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Moments Arts, March 10

    A scene-stealing episode at the Met Opera, unconventional seating at Carnegie Hall and the discovery of a long-lost Liszt opera were among the highlights.

  21. John Adams Wrestles the Ghosts of His Musical Fathers Arts, March 10

    The New York Philharmonic celebrates the “dean of American new music” with a program nodding to one of his heroes, Beethoven.

  22. Julia Bullock and Sarah Connolly Offer Enchantments New and Old Arts, March 10

    Ms. Bullock, an exceptional new talent, presents a Ravel cycle and a New York premiere, while Ms. Connolly delivers a recital of Copland, Berlioz, Schumann and more.

  23. Classical Music in NYC This Week Arts, March 9

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

  24. Yannick Nézet-Séguin Offers a Glimpse of the Met Opera’s Future Arts, March 8

    Mr. Nézet-Séguin will become the company’s music director in 2020; he brought his Philadelphia Orchestra to Carnegie Hall on Tuesday.

  25. Pianists Dominate Next Season at the 92nd Street Y Arts, March 6

    Angela Hewitt returns and Benjamin Grosvenor makes his Y debut.

  26. A Sputtering Violin: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments This Week Arts, March 3

    A star tenor canceling at the Met, a beloved performance space moving and a clever cadenza were some of the week’s highlights.

  27. The Boston Symphony’s Radiant Precision Arts, March 3

    Programming ambition and poise, with flashes of visionary episodes, in thoughtfully constructed concerts at Carnegie Hall.

  28. Frank Gehry and Daniel Barenboim on Their New Concert Hall in Berlin Arts, March 3

    An interview with the architect and conductor about the Pierre Boulez Saal, which opens on Saturday with a sprawling, three-hour concert.

  29. Classical Music in NYC This Week Arts, March 2

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

  30. The New York Philharmonic Plays a Piece Inspired by Night Arts, March 2

    “NYx: Fractured Dreams“ by Lera Auerbach and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony were conducted by Alan Gilbert on Wednesday.

  31. Boston-Leipzig Exchange: Andris Nelsons’ Orchestras Collaborate Arts, March 2

    The exchange, to begin in 2018, is part of an unusual alliance between two orchestras, both led by Andris Nelsons beginning next season.

  32. The Stone, an Influential Music Space, to Move to the New School Arts, March 1

    The venue, a home for experimental music, will move from the East Village, where it was founded by the composer John Zorn in 2005.

  33. Quaff a Brew and Chill to the Violin With Miranda Cuckson Arts, March 1

    She will play material by Steve Lehman, Aaron Jay Kernis and more in the Pop-Up Concerts series at Miller Theater.

  34. A Philharmonic Farewell, With Musicians from Nations Trump Sought to Ban Arts, March 1

    Alan Gilbert has invited musicians from all over, including Iran and Iraq, who were targets of President Trump’s travel ban, for shows in June.

  35. The Vienna Philharmonic Adds New Work, and Women Arts, February 28

    In its annual visit to Carnegie Hall, this orchestra followed its own rules and inclinations during a weekend of concerts.

  36. London Philharmonic Boldly Reinterprets Mahler and Other Staples Arts, February 28

    The dynamic conductor Vladimir Jurowski brought attention to the teeming crosscurrents and disruptions that run through Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.

  37. New Music From Silence for the New York Philharmonic Arts, February 28

    With this week’s premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 4, written for Leonidas Kavakos, the two discuss the work.

  38. Chopin Is the Focus of Bard’s Summer Music Festival Arts, February 28

    Among the offerings are early and mature works, a pairing with Berlioz, and a Jerome Robbins dance work set to Chopin’s music, as well as Dvorak’s opera “Dimitrij.”