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  1. Bernard Haitink, Perhaps the Wisest Conductor of Them All Arts, October 22

    The unflashy maestro, who died on Thursday, gave orchestras a sound with integrity, weight and gravity, without heaviness.

  2. Chinese Pianist Is Held on Prostitution Suspicion, State Media Says Arts, October 21

    Li Yundi, a famous performer, was accused of soliciting a woman, state news outlets said. Officials often use such accusations against their enemies.

  3. Bernard Haitink, Conductor Who Let Music Speak for Itself, Dies at 92 Arts, October 21

    Mr. Haitink, who was closely identified with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, drew direct, unaffected interpretations of symphonic works and opera.

  4. At the Philharmonic, Contemporary Is King for a Week Arts, October 21

    Music by Missy Mazzoli, Anthony Davis and John Adams was conducted by Dalia Stasevska, in her debut with the orchestra.

  5. At 90, a Composer Is Still Sending Out Blasts Arts, October 20

    Sofia Gubaidulina and her richly colored, rhythmically adventurous music are being celebrated around the world this season.

  6. Go See These Black Operas — Several Times Opinion, October 19

    Acquired taste is often richer than, as it were, the easy score.

  7. Sphinx Virtuosi Bring an Intriguing Vision to Carnegie Hall Arts, October 17

    An ensemble of 18 string players who are Black and Latino set a reflective and spirited tone on Friday, with solos by the charismatic bass-baritone Davóne Tines.

  8. Schumann at the Philharmonic. Robert, Too. Arts, October 15

    With a debuting pianist and conductor, a solo by Clara Schumann preceded works by her husband and Brahms.

  9. A Blackface ‘Othello’ Shocks, and a Professor Steps Back From Class Arts, October 15

    Students objected after the composer Bright Sheng showed the 1965 film of Laurence Olivier’s “Othello” to his class at the University of Michigan.

  10. David Sanford’s Music Has Flown Under the Radar. It Shouldn’t. Arts, October 15

    Few composers have broader stylistic reach. But on a new album, “A Prayer for Lester Bowie,” he makes it all cohere.

  11. Concert Halls Are Back. But Visa Backlogs Are Keeping Musicians Out. Arts, October 15

    Visa delays are causing tumult in the classical music industry, leading to a wave of cancellations just as live performances are finally returning.

  12. Raymond Gniewek, 89, Met Orchestra’s Enduring Concertmaster, Dies Arts, October 14

    For 43 years he was a steadying force with the ensemble as he helped it become one of the world’s most esteemed.

  13. Visconti’s Operatic Autopsy of German History, Restored Anew Movies, October 13

    The trilogy of “The Damned,” “Death in Venice” and “Ludwig” is whole again, in editions that freshly reveal their conflicted queerness.

  14. An ‘Allegory for Our Times’: The Royal Ballet’s ‘Dante Project’ Arts, October 13

    Wayne McGregor’s full-length work, a collaboration with Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean, opens at a moment of purgatorial relevance.

  15. A Female Conductor Joins the Ranks of Top U.S. Orchestras Arts, October 13

    Nathalie Stutzmann will be the only woman leading a major American ensemble when she takes the Atlanta Symphony’s podium next year.

  16. A Temporary Concert Hall Hopes for a Permanent Audience Arts, October 12

    The Isarphilharmonie in Munich, a prefabricated stopgap during a renovation, is trying to lure listeners far from the city center.

  17. Two Singers Reveal the Core of Art Song, on Stages Big and Small Arts, October 11

    This weekend, Jonas Kaufmann gave a recital at the vast Carnegie Hall, while Will Liverman appeared at the intimate Park Avenue Armory.

  18. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Returns, With Gusto Arts, October 10

    The dynamic conductor Xian Zhang opened the symphony’s new season at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on a balmy night in Newark.

  19. Carnegie Hall Reopens With a Blaze From Philadelphia Arts, October 7

    After a 572-day closure, the hall was lit by a vibrant concert from the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

  20. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Arts, October 7

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

  21. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Maria Callas Arts, October 6

    Listen to the best of opera’s defining diva, chosen by Patti LuPone, Renée Fleming, Marina Abramovic and many more.

  22. Jazz and Opera Come Together in ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Arts, October 5

    Two critics discuss Terence Blanchard’s “Fire,” the Metropolitan Opera’s first work by a Black composer.

  23. Carlisle Floyd, Whose Operas Spun Fables of the South, Dies at 95 Arts, September 30

    His celebrated works drew from the musical traditions of revival meetings and country hoedowns, telling stories of intolerance.

  24. 5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now Arts, September 30

    Haydn piano sonatas, a Shostakovich explosion and the fantastical opera “Sweet Land” are among the highlights.

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.”

  28. 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.

  29. A Sprawling Recording Focuses on Scarlatti’s Sonatas Culture, December 27

    Lucas Debargue recorded 52 of these single-movement works on a four-disc, four-hour survey.

  30. A Classical Duo ‘Nerding Out’ on the Cosmos Society, October 5

    So many overtones were there when they met backstage at the Blue Note jazz club.

  31. Pavarotti on Film: The Week in Classical Music Culture, June 9

    Ron Howard’s new documentary, Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Carnegie Hall podium and summer travel were among the highlights.

  32. Paul Taylor’s Company Without Him: Onstage, a Transition to a New Era Culture, June 9

    Performances at the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Bach Festival include works by the choreographers Pam Tanowitz and Margie Gillis.

  33. Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall Culture, June 9

    In two appearances, the busy conductor showed how he aims to balance directorships in New York and Philadelphia.

  34. 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, June 6

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

  35. The Music Nearly Lost to AIDS Culture, May 31

    Listen to works by composers who died during the crisis, the focus of a New York Philharmonic concert.

  36. A Composer’s Redacted Music and Raucous Noise Culture, April 19

    Two of David T. Little’s politically charged instrumental works were the halves of a Composer Portrait concert at Miller Theater on Thursday.

  37. Daniel Kramer Quits at English National Opera Culture, April 17

    The company’s artistic director resigned, just two weeks after he announced his second season.

  38. Beloved Composer: The Week in Classical Music Culture, April 13

    George Crumb at 90, the opening of the Shed, and a new album of David Sanford's music were among the highlights.

  39. James Winn, 71, Dryden Biographer and a Skilled Flutist, Dies Obits, April 12

    Whether he was writing a Restoration period biography or a book on war poetry, his background in music informed his approach.

  40. A Refugee Journey Inspires a Musical Collaboration Culture, April 12

    The filmmaker Khaled Jarrar and the composer Du Yun created “Where We Lost Our Shadows,” which was performed by the American Composers Orchestra.

  41. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, April 11

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

  42. The Philharmonic Invites, and the Audience Packs the House Culture, April 5

    The New York Philharmonic’s Phil the Hall program drew emergency medical workers, public service professionals and volunteers from the city to a special concert.

  43. Ivo van Hove Fills His ‘Diary’ With Muddled Melodrama Culture, April 5

    The busy yet listless staging of Janacek’s song cycle continues at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through Saturday.

  44. A Composer’s Final Work Contains ‘Visions’ of an American Master Arts & Leisure, April 5

    The Seattle Symphony’s posthumous live premiere of George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 5 could be a game-changer for the pioneering composer’s legacy.

  45. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, April 4

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

  46. In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present Culture, April 2

    A new production by Ivo Van Hove with a live orchestra makes the writer Thomas Mann a character in his most famous creation.

  47. Ivo van Hove Unlocks a Rarely Staged ‘Diary’ Arts & Leisure, March 22

    His production of Janacek’s “Diary of One Who Disappeared,” little performed even in concert, comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 4.

  48. Jacques Loussier, Pianist Who Jazzed Up Bach, Dies at 84 Obits, March 12

    Mr. Loussier’s trio, formed in 1959, played Bach’s music with jazz inflections, selling millions of albums and performing around the world.

  49. Under Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra Shines Culture, March 12

    With the Philharmonia, with whom Mr. Salonen has worked for over three decades, he has helped shape a sound that is muscular, smooth and cohesive.

  50. The Chicago Symphony Goes on Strike Over Pension Plan Culture, March 11

    One of the nation’s finest orchestras has been hit by the latest round of labor upheaval in the economically challenged classical music field.

  51. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, February 21

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