T/classical-music

  1. The Conductor Who Whipped American Orchestras Into Shape Arts & Leisure, May 14

    Toting a loaded gun on the podium, Artur Rodzinski turned ensembles into technical marvels in the 1930s and ’40s.

  2. Bach Invented. Now a Pianist Is Trying to Match Him. Culture, May 14

    With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Dan Tepfer fills out Bach’s missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations.

  3. ‘Los Hermanos/The Brothers’ Review: A Long-Deferred Duet Weekend, May 13

    In this documentary, two musician siblings — one who lives in Cuba, the other in the United States — get a chance to tour together.

  4. Metropolitan Opera Reaches Deal With Union Representing Chorus Culture, May 11

    Labor troubles have cast the company’s planned reopening in September in doubt; two other major unions have yet to reach deals.

  5. The Accusations Against Scott Stringer Metro, May 10

    Jean Kim talks about her sexual misconduct allegations against the New York City comptroller, who is running for mayor.

  6. The Philharmonic Grows in a Shipping Container in Brooklyn Culture, May 9

    With a focus on community partnerships, the orchestra’s Bandwagon 2 is traveling around New York City this month.

  7. Martin Bookspan, Cultured Voice of Lincoln Center Telecasts, Dies at 94 Obits, May 8

    The longtime announcer for “Live From Lincoln Center,” he said he wanted his audience “to become involved, to love what they’re hearing.”

  8. 5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now Weekend, May 6

    Bach for violin, Beethoven symphonies and new music for accordion and orchestra are among the recent releases.

  9. The Composer at the Frontier of Movie Music Magazine, May 6

    Nicholas Britell’s scores — for “Succession,” “Moonlight” and “The Underground Railroad,” among others — suggest whole new ways of writing for film and television.

  10. When Bernstein Conducted Stravinsky, Modern Music Came Alive Arts & Leisure, May 6

    A box set of recordings pairs Stravinsky, 50 years after his death, with the conductor who championed his works.

  11. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Choral Music Culture, May 5

    Listen to the gorgeous sound of a mass of voices: ancient, contemporary, gospel, opera, sacred, romantic.

  12. Una orquesta tiene un público selecto: las vacas de un pueblo danés en Español, May 2

    Una colaboración entre un ganadero y un programa de formación musical danés realiza recitales regulares para el ganado.

  13. The New York Philharmonic Is Coming. In a Shipping Container. Culture, April 30

    Over four weekends in May, NY Phil Bandwagon 2 will visit parks around New York City for weekend-long residencies.

  14. In a Dark Time, This Music Will Make You Smile Weekend, April 29

    Four albums by young British composers from the label NMC show a wide-ranging, antic experimentalism.

  15. 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in May Weekend, April 29

    A fast-rising young conductor, a 90th birthday celebration and a starry trio are among the highlights.

  16. The Renaissance’s Most Influential Composer, 500 Years Later Arts & Leisure, April 29

    Centuries after his death, Josquin des Prez’s achievements as a musical “magician-mathematician” remain stunning.

  17. Paul Kellogg, New York City Opera Impresario, Dies at 84 Obits, April 28

    He had no opera experience when he was chosen to run the Glimmerglass Opera in upstate New York; 17 years later, he took on City Opera during a difficult period.

  18. When the Cellos Play, the Cows Come Home Culture, April 28

    A collaboration between a cattle farmer and a Danish music training program brings regular recitals to pampered livestock.

  19. Wayne Peterson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 93 Obits, April 28

    His Pulitzer, in 1992, came amid controversy not of his making: A three-member jury had recommended a different work.

  20. Renée Fleming Was Back Onstage. Here’s What Happened First. Arts & Leisure, April 28

    To pull together a 85-minute indoor concert at the Shed with the opera star and three musicians, everything had to go according to plan.

  21. Theodore Lambrinos, Baritone With a Zest for the Road, Dies at 85 Obits, April 27

    Mr. Lambrinos sang performances at the Metropolitan Opera and was a stalwart of New York Grand Opera. He died of Covid-related pneumonia.

  22. Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-Soprano of Velvety Hues, Is Dead at 93 Obits, April 25

    She was a beloved interpreter of Strauss, Mozart and Wagner roles, but equally admired for her rendition of art songs.

  23. Classical Music Podcasts Begin to Flourish, at Last Culture, April 21

    During the past year, established shows have evolved while others have joined. And one, “Mission: Commission,” is breaking new ground.

  24. Want Your Kid to Learn Something New? Sign Yourself Up, Too. Parenting, April 20

    How taking on unfamiliar challenges alongside my daughter benefits us both.

  25. Gustavo Dudamel Hasn’t Conducted Much Opera. That’s OK. Culture, April 18

    This classical superstar, just named as the Paris Opera’s next music director, isn’t the first maestro to jump to the theater.

  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.