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  1. At the Boston Symphony, Andris Nelsons Still Seeks an Identity Arts, November 15

    Now in his sixth season with the orchestra, an acclaimed conductor struggles to define his mission.

  2. A Young Conductor Makes a Major Philharmonic Debut Arts, November 15

    Just 34, Santtu-Matias Rouvali led works by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Bryce Dessner.

  3. Conrad Tao Was Never Just Another Prodigy Arts, November 15

    Whipping between the establishment and the avant-garde, this pianist and composer is a rising star at 25.

  4. 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, November 14

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

  5. The Salzburg Festival Prepares to Turn 100 Arts, November 13

    The grand summer event in Austria will mark its centennial with 44 days of operas and concerts, and a dose of modernism.

  6. A Teenage Virtuoso Prevails in a Liszt Endurance Test Arts, November 8

    The pianist Maxim Lando, 17, displayed stamina and brilliance in his New York recital debut. But he still has room to grow as an artist.

  7. 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, November 7

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

  8. Mythical Twins Inspire Music Divided in Two Arts, November 7

    Esa-Pekka Salonen’s new “Gemini” anchored a politically charged program at the New York Philharmonic.

  9. Philip Glass Is Too Busy to Care About Legacy Arts, November 7

    “I won’t be around for all that,” the 82-year-old master of musical Minimalism said. “It doesn’t matter.”

  10. Marya Columbia, Whose Music Soothed on 9/11, Dies at 63 New York, November 5

    She performed at St. Paul’s Chapel but was told she could not collect health benefits as a “responder” after developing cancer years later.

  11. A Pianist Reveals Bach’s Inner Dancer Arts, November 3

    Angela Hewitt, in the first of three recitals at the 92nd Street Y, began the final phase of her four-year journey through Bach’s complete keyboard works.

  12. He Left His 310-Year-Old Violin on a Train. He Retrieved It in a Parking Lot. World, November 3

    The musician Stephen Morris said, “I’m still getting over the shock” at the unlikely recovery of his instrument.

  13. A ‘Stabat Mater’ for the 21st Century, Colored by a Composer’s Faith Arts, November 1

    James MacMillan’s setting of the centuries-old poem will have its American premiere at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.

  14. 5 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, October 31

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

  15. At the Philharmonic, a Major Return Played Safe Arts, October 31

    The conductor Philippe Jordan, not seen at the New York Philharmonic since 2007, is back but with repertory staples and mixed success.

  16. One of Britain’s Top Young Composers (Just Don’t Call Her Classical) Arts, October 31

    Anna Meredith has written music for orchestras and choirs. But her latest venture is an album with her band.

  17. ‘Zauberland’ Pairs Schumann With a Syrian Refugee Arts, October 30

    The show, which weaves new songs into the classic “Dichterliebe,” arrived at the White Light Festival starring the soprano Julia Bullock.

  18. Mahler, Distilled by Classical Music’s Greatest Duo Arts, October 30

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

  19. Chou Wen-chung, Composer and Calligrapher in Sound, Dies at 96 Arts, October 29

    Mr. Chou taught the leading Chinese composers of the day and was an assistant to the modernist master Edgard Varèse, whose legacy he tended.

  20. Nadia Sirota, James Lemkin Fashion, October 27

    They would stay up until the wee hours discussing the state and future of classical music.

  21. The E.P.A., on Asbestos Opinion, October 26

    Andrew Wheeler, the current administrator, takes issue with two former administrators. Also: “New Sounds”; what the economics profession needs.

  22. Two Pianists Offer Contrasting Paths of Exploration Arts, October 25

    Mark-André Hamelin explored a Russian wild side, while Paul Lewis hewed to core repertory. Yet both were adventurous in their way.

  23. Marta Kurtag Dies at 92, Sundering a Profound Musical Partnership Arts, October 25

    She worked closely with her husband, the composer Gyorgy Kurtag, as a performer, muse and critic and was also deeply involved in his writing.

  24. The White Light Festival Opens With a Journey to the East Arts, October 25

    Jordi Savall’s latest program traced a 16th-century missionary’s travels to share his interest in musical traditions from Europe, Africa and Asia.

  25. A Brief History of the Song Cycle in Two Recitals Arts, October 25

    The tenors Christoph Prégardien and Ian Bostridge offered New Yorkers a selection of the earliest known song cycle to the genre’s latest addition.

  26. ‘This Is Who We’ve Been Waiting For’: A Diva on the Precipice Arts, October 25

    The soprano Julia Bullock is on the verge of an unconventional career.

  27. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, October 24

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

  28. Raymond Leppard, Versatile Maestro Who Led Baroque Revival, Dies at 92 Arts, October 22

    After beginning as a 17th-century specialist, Mr. Leppard became a conductor with a broad repertory, leading the Indianapolis Symphony for 14 years.

  29. The Arts Are Shunning Big Oil. The Salzburg Festival Isn’t. Arts, October 21

    As some institutions shy away from oil and gas money, the prestigious music event has a new sponsor: Gazprom.

  30. Susanna Malkki Returns to the New York Philharmonic Arts, October 20

    In her third appearance with the orchestra, she proved once again why she’s one of the most exciting and in-demand conductors of her generation.

  31. Christopher Rouse Leaves a Haunting Final Symphony Arts, October 20

    The composer died last month. But not before finishing his Sixth Symphony, which premiered on Friday in Cincinnati.