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  1. A Road Test for Concertgebouw and Daniel Harding Arts, February 17

    In the Emperor Concerto, dynamics were carefully balanced, with a glassy delicacy to the music-box passages and a richness to the jubilant fanfares.

  2. A Troubling Concert: The Week in Classical Music Arts, February 15

    Unpleasant humor at a Yuja Wang event, a violin concerto and Gerald Finley were among the highlights.

  3. Thomas Dausgaard Should Be a Philharmonic Regular Arts, February 15

    The Danish conductor, set to become the next music director of the Seattle Symphony, made his New York Philharmonic debut with stirring Schumann.

  4. Was Yuja Wang’s Concert Satirical or Offensive? It’s Complicated Arts, February 15

    A Carnegie Hall performance by the superstar pianist and the duo Igudesman & Joo raised questions about comedy based on stereotypes.

  5. A Pianist Swings Hard in Both Classical and Jazz Arts, February 15

    Aaron Diehl will perform as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s weekend-long series “William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance.”

  6. 8 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, February 14

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

  7. Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About Arts, February 14

    Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.

  8. Can a Star Conductor Finally Make It Work in America? Arts, February 13

    Daniel Harding, who brings the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Carnegie Hall this week, has struggled when conducting American orchestras.

  9. Yuja Wang, Trying Comedy, Shows How Funny Virtuosity Can Be Arts, February 12

    In an evening of song, rap and piano-bench yoga, the star pianist swapped concertos for sketches with the musical comedy duo Igudesman & Joo.

  10. Nancy B. Reich, Scholarly Champion of Clara Schumann, Dies at 94 Obituaries, February 11

    Her research raised the profile of a composer too often overshadowed by her husband and established her as a major figure of German Romanticism.

  11. Trifonov, in Risky Program, Doesn’t Fail to Thrill Arts, February 10

    The 27-year-old pianist ventures into overlooked corners of the repertory in a Carnegie Hall recital.

  12. Sublime Quartet: The Week in Classical Music Arts, February 8

    The New York Philharmonic's new season and Messiaen in a crypt were among the highlights.

  13. Death, Two Ways, at the New York Philharmonic Arts, February 8

    Vastly unalike, Tan Dun’s “Fire Ritual” and Brahms’s “A German Requiem” are both full of luminous color and reflect complex attitudes toward death.

  14. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, February 7

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

  15. Five Days, Three Pianists, Three Generations Arts, February 6

    Jeremy Denk, 48; Behzod Abduraimov, 28; and Leon Fleisher, 90, all offered exceptional New York performances.

  16. The Philharmonic’s New Season: What Our Critics Want to Hear Arts, February 5

    For Jaap van Zweden’s second season as music director, New York’s orchestra is commissioning 19 new works by women to celebrate the 19th amendment.

  17. This Is That Song From ‘Russian Doll’ Arts, February 1

    Harry Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up” appears at least 10 different times in Natasha Lyonne’s darkly comic series. Here’s why.

  18. Sanford Sylvan, Baritone Who Created Major Opera Roles, Dies at 65 Obituaries, February 1

    Mr. Sylvan brought to life characters in John Adams’s “Nixon in China” and “The Death of Klinghoffer” during a career as a sensitive, eloquent singer.

  19. A Diva’s Return: The Week in Classical Music Arts, February 1

    The soprano Aprile Millo's solo recital and a new production at the Paris Opera were among the highlights.

  20. A Violinist Questions the Musical Divide Between West and East Arts, February 1

    Layale Chaker’s new album, “Inner Rhyme,” draws on her Lebanese roots as well as the Western classical path she’s traveled.

  21. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, January 31

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

  22. Philharmonic Ties New Threads to a Recent Premiere Arts, January 31

    The latest program in the orchestra’s “Sound On” series offered contemporary pieces related (in a way) to Julia Wolfe’s “Fire in my mouth.”

  23. Carnegie Hall’s New Season: Here’s What Our Critics Want to Hear Arts, January 30

    We pick our favorites from a season with an epic amount of birthday boy Beethoven: all the piano sonatas and string quartets, and two symphony cycles.

  24. Lincoln Center’s Next Season: New Isolde, New John Adams Concerto Arts, January 28

    The soprano Christine Goerke and the conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Rattle and Ivan Fischer are highlights of the 2019-20 Great Performers series.

  25. In Focus Festival, Juilliard Salutes Public Broadcasters Arts, January 27

    The school honors today’s most important patrons of classical music — European radio stations like BBC, WDR and SWR.

  26. Kilted Quartet: The Week in Classical Music Arts, January 25

    An opera in Paris, a new oratorio and Leon Kirchner’s birthday were among the highlights.

  27. 7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend Arts, January 24

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

  28. Esa-Pekka Salonen Takes a Bow in San Francisco Arts, January 20

    The field and audiences are watching for the fruits of a new relationship at the San Francisco Symphony.