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  1. BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival Culture, May 21

    This fall’s music, theater and dance performances will be the last ones overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, an impresario at the institution since 1983.

  2. A Rising Star Takes Her Turn, as the Met Turns the Page on Levine Culture, May 20

    The conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla led the ensemble at Carnegie Hall a few hours after the Met filed a lawsuit against its former music director, James Levine.

  3. The Nilsson Centennial: The Week in Classical Music Culture, May 18

    The great soprano's birthday, Beethoven and Yanni were among the highlights.

  4. Yuja Wang Plays Dazed Chaos, Then 7 Encores Culture, May 18

    The star pianist’s recital of works by Rachmaninoff, Ligeti and Prokofiev at Carnegie Hall made the vast space seem unnervingly empty and lonely.

  5. Semyon Bychkov Makes the Philharmonic an Event Culture, May 18

    The Russian-born conductor began a two-week stint with a program featuring Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, in a performance joyful for its own sake.

  6. 5 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, May 17

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

  7. 15 Classical Music Festivals to See This Summer Arts & Leisure, May 17

    From Bernstein centennials at Tanglewood to Mahler in the desert, events across the county you don’t want to miss this season.

  8. Matt Marks, Cutting-Edge Composer and Musician, Dies at 38 Obits, May 15

    As a founder of the chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound, he was at the epicenter of a community of open-minded artists.

  9. Glenn Branca, Composer Who Blended Genres, Loudly, Dies at 69 Obits, May 15

    One fellow composer said Mr. Branca, who often wrote for massed amplified guitars, was among the few “who put a clearly defined stamp on their music.”

  10. In ‘Firebird,’ the Choreographer’s Art Is in Storytelling Culture, May 15

    Even when Russians stage the one-act ballet that Stravinsky took from folklore, they tell different versions of its story.

  11. Chiara Quartet Says Farewell on a High Note Culture, May 13

    After 18 years of existence, the group went out at the top of its game with a concert on Saturday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  12. A Pianist’s Sweat: The Week in Classical Music Culture, May 11

    Mahler (twice over), the Kronos Quartet and Daniil Trifonov were among the highlights.

  13. 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, May 10

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

  14. Strapping On His Cello for a 600-Mile Bach Pilgrimage Culture, May 9

    A documentary film captures Dane Johansen’s project to hike the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain while recording Bach’s suites for solo cello.

  15. After a Last-Minute Conducting Triumph, Her Own Orchestra Culture, May 9

    The young American conductor Karina Canellakis will become the next chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

  16. An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at a Time Culture, May 8

    When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra started an after-school music program 10 years ago, it had 30 students. Now it has 1,300 — and counting.

  17. Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music Foreign, May 8

    Centuries after the missionaries arrived, their musical bequest draws enthusiasm rarely seen even in Europe.

  18. We Held Our Breath Through Simon Rattle’s Mahler Culture, May 8

    Mr. Rattle, the new music director of the London Symphony, led that orchestra in transparent, lean, passionate performances of Mahler’s last works.

  19. On the Mattress for ‘Sleep,’ an 8-Hour Lullaby Culture, May 7

    We were there for a performance of Max Richter’s all-night lullaby, scientifically engineered for relaxation.

  20. A Star Pianist Finally Lets Us See Him Sweat Culture, May 6

    Daniil Trifonov rarely seems pushed to his limits, but he had to work his hardest in works drawn from different decades of the 20th century.

  21. Wanda Wilkomirska, Famed Polish Violinist, Is Dead at 89 Obits, May 4

    She was one of her country’s most popular cultural exports, until the Solidarity movement disrupted her life.

  22. A Tone Parallel to Harlem: The Week in Classical Music National, May 4

    Duke Ellington, Donizetti and a beloved conductor were among the highlights.

  23. Trifonov and Andsnes: Different Generations, Same Curiosity Culture, May 4

    The pianists Daniil Trifonov and Leif Ove Andsnes both assumed the best of their audiences in major New York series this season.

  24. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend Weekend, May 3

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

  25. A Show of Versatility in a Recital Relay Turn Weekend, May 3

    The bass-baritone Gerald Finley and the pianist Julius Drake presented a wide-ranging program on Wednesday at Alice Tully Hall.

  26. Dudamel and Los Angeles Bring the Noise to New York Culture, April 30

    In two concerts at David Geffen Hall, the Philharmonic played it safe — at least by its own standards.

  27. Evgeny Kissin and Emerson Quartet Rise to Each Other’s Challenges Culture, April 29

    Mr. Kissin, the Russian-born pianist, was a dynamo at Carnegie Hall, but the Emerson String Quartet’s veteran players seemed ideally matched with him.

  28. An Orchestra’s Ecstatic, Once-in-a-Lifetime Birthday Party Culture, April 27

    The Cleveland Orchestra, playing Messiaen’s “Turangalîla-Symphonie” and Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” back to back, gave its 100th anniversary a bang.

  29. Odd, Delightful Juxtapositions at the Philharmonic Culture, April 27

    The New York Philharmonic’s current program places a pseudo-concerto alongside a concerto that doesn’t sound like one, at least in the modern sense.

  30. Spinning Melody: The Best Classical Music of the Week National, April 27

    Bach’s cello suites, Gustavo Dudamel and Chopin were among the highlights.

  31. This Week: Donald Judd’s SoHo Loft, Juliette Binoche, the Breeders on Tour Arts & Leisure, April 27

    The artist’s former Manhattan home is the best place to view his work, and the French actress shines in a new Claire Denis film.

  32. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend Weekend, April 26

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

  33. Tumult at an Italian Opera House: A Major Conductor Leaves Turin Weekend, April 26

    Gianandrea Noseda says is departing the Teatro Regio Torino, where he has been music director since 2007, amid administrative upheaval.

  34. Making Classical Music and Art Accessible to All Letters, April 23

    Readers discuss getting past the Classical Music Insecurity Complex.