T/classical-music

  1. 7 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, Today

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

  2. My Unlikely Friendship With Ruth Bader Ginsburg Op Ed, September 21

    I was a young, African-American Southerner, working in a Republican administration. But I loved Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and that was enough for her.

  3. The Met Opera Fired James Levine, Citing Sexual Misconduct. He Was Paid $3.5 Million. Culture, September 20

    The terms of the settlement between the renowned conductor and the company he shaped have not been previously disclosed.

  4. From a Historic Piano Duel to a Finger-Blurring New Album Arts & Leisure, September 18

    Marc-André Hamelin’s recording features fantasias on Italian opera by Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg, who faced off onstage in 1837.

  5. 7 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, September 17

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

  6. Anthony McGill, ‘Citizen Musician,’ Wins $100,000 Award Culture, September 15

    The New York Philharmonic’s principal clarinet, and a leader in promoting racial representation, was chosen for the Avery Fisher Prize.

  7. Over Headphones and in a Truck, the Philharmonic Stays Alive Culture, September 14

    With indoor performances still far-off, the orchestra has organized a “Soundwalk” in Central Park and outdoor pop-up concerts.

  8. A Violinist Lost His Seat and His Job. He Blames China. Culture, September 13

    In a lawsuit filed in New Jersey, a former member of the well-known Shanghai Quartet said he had been dumped after a remark he made on social media was misinterpreted as an ethnic slur.

  9. 7 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, September 10

    How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch, as well as see in person at a gallery.

  10. Musicians on How to Bring Racial Equity to Auditions Arts & Leisure, September 10

    Conductors, players and administrators don’t necessarily want to abandon blind auditions. But they say the lack of diversity in American orchestras is more complicated than that.

  11. Virtual New Yorker Festival Will Host Chris Rock and Elizabeth Warren Culture, September 8

    This year’s lineup will also include Dr. Anthony Fauci and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in addition to Yo-Yo Ma and other entertainers.

  12. Constance Weldon, Pioneering Virtuoso of the Tuba, Dies at 88 Obits, September 7

    When she joined the Boston Pops in 1955, she was believed to be the first woman to play tuba in a major American orchestra.

  13. The Black Violinist Who Inspired Beethoven Arts & Leisure, September 4

    George Bridgetower, the original dedicatee of the “Kreutzer” Sonata, was a charismatic prodigy but faded into history.

  14. El suspenso de la vida de Dan Brown en Español, September 3

    El autor de “El código Da Vinci” acaba de publicar un álbum de música clásica para niños. Resulta que es uno de los bienes que él y su esposa se disputan en los juicios por su divorcio.

  15. 7 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend Weekend, September 3

    How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

  16. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Violin Culture, September 2

    We asked Hilary Hahn, John Adams, André Rieu and others to pick the music that moves them. Listen to their choices.

  17. George Wolf, Caring Neighbor Who Once Glimpsed the Face of Evil, Dies at 92 Obits, September 1

    Mr. Wolf escaped the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and built a life as a garment manufacturer and lover of music in New York City. He was infected with the novel coronavirus.

  18. The Many Sides to Dan Brown Styles, September 1

    The author of “The Da Vinci Code” just released a classical music album for children. It happens to be one of the assets he and his wife are disputing in lawsuits over their divorce.

  19. With a Pickup Truck and an Open Mind, the Philharmonic Returns Culture, August 30

    The NY Phil Bandwagon’s pop-up concert series, the orchestra’s first public performances since March, debuted despite rain and other obstacles.

  20. Itzhak Perlman, Violin Legend, Still Proves the Critics Wrong Arts & Leisure, August 26

    Turning 75 this month, he has been so ubiquitous for so long that it is easy to take him for granted.

  21. 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.