T/classical-music

  1. After 25 Years, San Francisco’s Maverick Conductor Moves On Culture, Today

    Michael Tilson Thomas’s long tenure leading the San Francisco Symphony has ended, with less fanfare than expected.

  2. He Professed His Love at 16, Then Waited Society, Today

    A classical cellist and pianist get married during the pandemic after their concerts were canceled.

  3. 6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend Weekend, Yesterday

    Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

  4. The Sheku Effect: A Classical Music Star Rises Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

    The young British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is bursting to the forefront of a field that lacks headliners of color.

  5. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Cello Culture, June 3

    We asked Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others to pick the music that moves them. Listen to their choices.

  6. The Sacrosanct Endowment? Not Anymore for Some Arts Groups Culture, June 2

    Some cultural organizations, staggered by the financial upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, are dipping heavily into their endowments. Others are thinking about it.

  7. Joel Revzen, Conductor and Music Festival Leader, Dies at 74 Obits, June 1

    Mr. Revzen, who had the coronavirus, held posts with regional companies and was on the staff of the Metropolitan Opera.

  8. ‘I Just Let Myself Go’: Igor Levit on Surviving a Satie Marathon Culture, May 31

    The pianist livestreamed “Vexations,” a solo of four lines repeated 840 times, to evoke the crisis facing artists during the coronavirus pandemic.

  9. The Voice That Steadied Alaska Podcasts, May 29

    Why we told the story of Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake.

  10. Lincoln Center’s Artistic Leader to Leave After Three Decades Culture, May 29

    Jane Moss broadened what had been a stodgy concert season to encompass ambitious, memorable experiences.

  11. 6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend Weekend, May 28

    Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

  12. The Perseverance of André Watts Well, May 28

    Putting physical disability on view in the highly competitive arena of classical music takes grit; playing with invisible disease seemed even more terrifying to me.

  13. Gabriel Bacquier, 95, Dies; Set Standard for French Baritones Obits, May 27

    He mastered both a broad range of opera roles and the art of the French song.

  14. The Woman at the Heart of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata Culture, May 27

    A coming novel tells the story of the piano student who was the dedicatee of one of classical music’s most famous works.

  15. A Pulse-Slowing Playlist for an Unmoored Time Culture, May 26

    Here are seven works that speak to the coronavirus time warp, in which days creep along but months vanish in a flash.

  16. How a Pianist Salvaged His Lost Carnegie Hall Debut Culture, May 25

    Once the coronavirus pandemic canceled concerts around the world, Timo Andres decided to reconstruct his recital as a series of YouTube videos.

  17. The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020 Culture, May 24

    Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.

  18. John Macurdy, Stalwart Bass in Roles Large and Small, Dies at 91 Obits, May 23

    During a 38-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, he sang 1,001 performances, drawing notice for his performances in Wagner, Verdi and Mozart.

  19. A Philip Glass Score Was Lost. 50 Years Later, Here It Is. Culture, May 22

    “Music in Eight Parts” has finally been reconstructed and recorded.

  20. 6 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend Weekend, May 21

    Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

  21. Celebrating Beethoven’s Birthday by Not Playing Beethoven Culture, May 20

    Instead, the pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has recorded works by the master’s now-obscure contemporaries.

  22. The Unexpected Solace in Learning to Play Piano Interactive, May 20

    A cartoonist is humbled by the brain power (and finger strength!) needed to play Chopin and Tchaikovsky.

  23. Does Knowing What You’re Hearing Matter? Arts & Leisure, May 20

    Yuja Wang caused a small sensation at Carnegie Hall by throwing her program’s order to the winds.

  24. An Audience Comes Out of Lockdown for Schubert and Mahler Culture, May 19

    Observing social distancing, a German theater cautiously restarted live concerts.

  25. Finally, a Stage for Female Composers From Iran Culture, May 18

    The founders of the Iranian Female Composers Association focus on programming, commissioning and mentorship.

  26. Tanglewood, Musical Haven in the Berkshires, Cancels Summer Season Culture, May 15

    The shuttering of the Northeast tradition seems to represent the end of live performance in America this summer.

  27. A 92-Year-Old Piano Teacher Won’t Let Students Miss Bach in the Pandemic National, May 15

    Cornelia Vertenstein, a Holocaust survivor, is still teaching piano lessons over FaceTime from her Denver home.

  28. A Jazz Pianist Flips Bach Upside-Down Culture, May 15

    Dan Tepfer has programmed a computer to invert the “Goldberg” Variations. Take a listen.

  29. Martin Lovett, Last Living Member of the Amadeus Quartet, Dies at 93 Obits, May 14

    Mr. Lovett played cello in the celebrated ensemble, which performed together for 40 years. He died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

  30. Solo for Flute, Airport Terminal and One Listener Culture, May 13

    A lucky group of concertgoers experienced live music for the first time since lockdown, in a series of ultra-intimate recitals.

  31. When the New York Philharmonic Fought Over Santa Claus Culture, May 13

    In the 19th century, a Christmas symphony became a flash point in the battle over the orchestra’s commitment to new American music.

  32. Paul Shelden, Clarinetist and Classical Music Advocate, Dies at 79 Obits, May 8

    Mr. Shelden, who had the coronavirus, played under Leonard Bernstein and was inspired by his Young People’s Concerts.

  33. This Weekend’s Livestreaming Events: Tim McGraw and a Broadway Mother’s Day Culture, May 8

    Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for today, and when to tune in.

  34. Art, Music and More to Experience at Home This Weekend Weekend, May 7

    Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch, view or listen to while we’re housebound.

  35. A Pianist Has Cracked a Composer’s Code Arts & Leisure, May 7

    Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein’s collaboration is taking its place amid the greats of music history.