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  1. A Pianist’s Profound Vision of ‘Life,’ in Just 2 Hours Culture, Yesterday

    Igor Levit played selections from his latest album, “Life,” in a probing and poignant recital at Zankel Hall.

  2. Two Chamber Concerts, One Sparkling, One Depressing Arts, October 19

    The Israeli Chamber Project gave a riveting program, intelligently conceived. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, though, was underwhelming.

  3. New Opera at the Met: The Week in Classical Music Culture, October 19

    Nico Muhly's “Marnie,” Rufus Wainwright in Toronto and Schubert were some of the highlights.

  4. Jean-Luc Godard Is, Quietly, a Probing Musical Mind Arts, October 19

    “In a way, he’s a composer,” a collaborator says of the French filmmaker, whose latest work, “The Image Book,” recently had its New York premiere.

  5. Does Brahms’s Obsession With Rhythmic Instability Explain His Music’s Magic? Arts & Leisure, October 19

    Polyrhythms run through his music like a compulsive streak. They’re what give his works tension and majesty.

  6. 10 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, October 18

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

  7. Berlioz, Rendered Newly Audacious at Carnegie Hall Culture, October 16

    John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique played two thrilling programs of the composer’s not-at-all-soothing music.

  8. Piano Stars Gather for a Legend’s 90th Culture, October 15

    The virtuoso Gary Graffman, the teacher of Yuja Wang and Lang Lang, celebrated his birthday with musical royalty (and a grand-piano “Happy Birthday to You”).

  9. Piano Stars Gather for a Legend’s 90th Culture, October 15

    The virtuoso Gary Graffman, the teacher of Yuja Wang and Lang Lang, celebrated his birthday with musical royalty (and a grand-piano “Happy Birthday to You”).

  10. Turning Loss Into Piano Greatness: The Week in Classical Music Culture, October 12

    Igor Levit's new album, composer news and the San Francisco Symphony were among the highlights.

  11. To Cope With Loss, a Pianist Mined the Music of Life Itself Culture, October 12

    Igor Levit discusses his album “Life,” which he recorded in the aftermath of his best friend’s death, ahead of his recital at Zankel Hall next week.

  12. 8 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, October 11

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

  13. With ‘Tao,’ Philharmonic Dives Deeper Into Andriessen Weekend, October 11

    David Robertson conducted this 1996 piece by a composer who’s the subject of a two-week series at the start of the orchestra’s season.

  14. Unsuk Chin Wins $200,000 and New York Philharmonic Commission Culture, October 11

    Ms. Chin, a bold, inventive composer who has been a favorite with the orchestra in recent years, was awarded the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music.

  15. The Philharmonic Takes New Music Beyond Geffen Hall Arts, October 9

    Our chief classical music critic surveys the New York Philharmonic’s Nightcap and Sound On series, and a celebration of the composer Louis Andriessen.

  16. A Rare Side-by-Side of a Thrilling Stravinsky Culture, October 7

    Both the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic performed the 1931 Violin Concerto this week, as Carnegie Hall began its season.

  17. Jonas Kaufmann Dials Up the Swoon Factor Culture, October 7

    At Carnegie Hall on Friday, the tenor brought to life a moment just before popular music forked off from the classical tradition.

  18. A Sublime New Direction for Andrew Norman in Los Angeles Culture, October 7

    Saturday night’s performance of Mr. Norman’s “Sustain” by the Los Angeles Philharmonic showed off a thorough inversion of the composer’s established style.

  19. Opera on the High Line: The Week in Classical Music Culture, October 5

    A choral work on the elevated park, a dance set to Bach and a rising conductor were among the highlights.

  20. Hilary Hahn Returns to Bach, 21 Years Older. And Maybe Wiser. Culture, October 5

    In 1997, the violinist made an audacious debut with an album of Bach sonatas and partitas. Now she's back with the rest.

  21. Listen to Leila Josefowicz, the Intrepid Violinist Who Just Won $100,000 Weekend, October 4

    The Avery Fisher Prize has been awarded to one of the great champions of new music by composers like John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen.

  22. 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, October 4

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

  23. A Composer Follows His Masterpiece by Aiming for the Cosmos Weekend, October 4

    Andrew Norman’s symphony-length “Sustain” will have its high-profile premiere in a concert to open the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial season.

  24. Maestro of the Influential Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to Step Down Culture, October 2

    An interview with the conductor Nicholas McGegan, who has spent the past three decades making the West Coast a period-instrument power.

  25. After a Concert, a Nightcap to Demystify New Music Culture, October 1

    Introducing and explaining contemporary classical music is essential work. Nightcap, a new series by the New York Philharmonic, is a good start.

  26. A New Season at the Met Opera: The Week in Classical Music Culture, September 28

    Daniil Trifonov's Beethoven, a Metropolitan Opera diva's "La Bohème" and a quartet's debut recording were among the highlights.

  27. The Philharmonic Puts a Young Composer’s Twist on Bruckner Culture, September 28

    On Thursday, the orchestra presented the premiere of Conrad Tao’s “Everything Must Go,” intended as a curtain-raiser for Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony.

  28. Yo-Yo Ma Wants Bach to Save the World Arts & Leisure, September 28

    With a new recording and a two-year, 36-city world tour, the classical musician of our civic life is pairing art and community action.

  29. 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, September 27

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

  30. Missing American Maestros? Look Again Letters, September 23

    Readers survey the conducting landscape in the United States.