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  1. Anna Netrebko Sang a Recital. Of Course She Brought Props. Culture, December 10

    The superstar soprano gave her solo debut at Carnegie Hall, complete with vocal dazzle, carefully stylized poses, and flowers.

  2. The Best Classical Music of 2018 Arts, December 5

    In a year of beginnings, the Jaap van Zweden era started at the New York Philharmonic, and the 92-year-old composer Gyorgy Kurtag’s first opera had its premiere.

  3. Exploring Langston Hughes in Song, Locally Culture, December 3

    The soprano Julia Bullock, in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this season, organized a program devoted to Hughes’s poems about New York.

  4. A Border-Crossing Work Wins One of Music’s Biggest Prizes Culture, December 3

    Joël Bons, a Dutch composer with an interest in different cultural traditions, has won the $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for “Nomaden.”

  5. Callas and Aretha: The Week in Classical Music Culture, November 30

    Two diva documentaries and a Glass-Handel extravaganza were among the highlights.

  6. Nina Beilina, Soviet Violinist and Festival Founder, Dies at 81 Obits, November 30

    Concerned about diminishing opportunities for Jews in her homeland, she emigrated to the United States and started over.

  7. At the Philharmonic, a Screaming Reflection on War Culture, November 30

    Jaap van Zweden led the orchestra in Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony and Britten’s Violin Concerto, with Simone Lamsma in a brilliant debut.

  8. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, November 29

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

  9. The Greatest Composers Ever Book Review, November 29

    In “The Indispensable Composers,” the New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini chooses the best of the bunch.

  10. A Pop-Up Shop That Offers Bach Preludes, Fugues and Condoms Culture, November 23

    The pianist Evan Shinners is drawing pedestrians into an empty Manhattan storefront where he is playing five hours of Bach each day for more than month.

  11. 30 Years on, the World’s Greatest Song Partnership Flourishes Arts & Leisure, November 23

    The baritone Christian Gerhaher and the pianist Gerold Huber have become bywords for sensitivity, cerebral depth and seeming perfection in lieder.

  12. Sounds of Thanksgiving: The Week in Classical Music Culture, November 23

    A Hartke premiere, Juan Diego Flórez and Mary Halvorson were among the highlights.

  13. The Genius of ‘The Nutcracker’? It’s the Sugar Plum Fairy Culture, November 23

    As the classic dance returns to New York City Ballet, the company’s music director explains the page of the score that reveals Tchaikovsky’s daring.

  14. 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, November 22

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

  15. A Baroque Start to the New York Philharmonic’s Holiday Weekend, November 22

    Emmanuelle Haïm, in her debut with the orchestra, led a polished, if muted, program of Handel and Rameau.

  16. A Rediscovered Symphony Radiates Cosmic Grandeur Culture, November 21

    Julius Eastman’s Symphony No. 2, given a belated premiere on Tuesday by the Mannes Orchestra, is striking in its command of monstrous forces.

  17. A Baroque Specialist Gets the Philharmonic to Play From the Gut Culture, November 20

    The French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm is making her debut with the New York Philharmonic this week in a program of Handel and Rameau.

  18. The Boston Symphony Joins a Crowded Field of Mahler Culture, November 20

    Several major American orchestras have recently played Mahler’s Fifth. Boston’s rendition didn’t quite convince.

  19. Robert Schumann: A Hopeless, Brilliant Romantic Books, November 19

    The pianist Jeremy Denk reviews the biography “Schumann: The Faces and the Masks,” by Judith Chernaik.

  20. An Ingenious Frédéric Chopin Books, November 19

    “Fryderyk Chopin,” a magisterial new biography by Alan Walker, offers fresh insight into the legendary pianist and composer, whose reputation thrived after a life cut short by illness.

  21. John Adams on Debussy, the First Modernist Books, November 19

    In “Debussy: A Painter in Sound,” the Stravinsky biographer Stephen Walsh focuses on the music.

  22. Three Varied Visions of Spirituality at the White Light Festival Culture, November 18

    Kaija Saariaho’s “Only the Sound Remains” was a highlight of the festival’s final week, which also included the Latvian Radio Choir and Les Arts Florissants.

  23. At Last, ‘Endgame’ Opens: The Week in Classical Music Culture, November 16

    The premiere of Gyorgy Kurtag's Beckett-inspired opera in Milan and the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center were among the highlights.

  24. A Long-Lost Symphonic Love Story Is Told Again Culture, November 16

    A new edition of Julius Eastman’s Symphony No. 2, dedicated to a former lover in the early 1980s, will have its premiere by the Mannes Orchestra.

  25. It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like Choreography on Opera Stages Arts & Leisure, November 16

    When singers move well, opera’s physical side becomes related to choreography, connecting humans to music in terms of space, time and meaning.

  26. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Weekend, November 15

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

  27. A Tanglewood Summer of Bach, Wagner and Renée Fleming Culture, November 15

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its plans for next summer at Tanglewood, its bucolic summer home in the Berkshires.

  28. A Rediscovered African-American Female Composer Gets a Publisher Culture, November 15

    The music of Florence Price, who reached a milestone in 1933 but spent decades in obscurity, will be published by G. Schirmer.

  29. The Salzburg Festival is Planning a Mythic Summer Culture, November 14

    The Austrian festival has announced that operas exploring the myths of Oedipus, Medea and Orpheus will be on the bill next summer.