In a Different Light Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital discusses the rich history of his instrument; the nonexistent border between folk and classical; transcriptions and commissions; embedding nuance; and the artistic persona.
American Summer Festivals 2014 Summer came late - but summer festivals abide. Seek, and ye shall find.
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Forever Young The inspiring players of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra debunk the myth of the 'death' of classical music.
The Big Squeeze From dorky niche to hipster darling, is the accordion going legit?
Beyond 8-Bit These classical video game arrangements are no gimmick.
Libretto, Liberated A new era of American opera.
Second Viennese Sax Twelve-tone improvisation for jazz septet
Singing Sisters' Smashing Success The chart-topping Benedictines of Mary are the latest choral group to capture the collective imagination.
From Darkness, A Colorful Tapestry Rimsky-Korsakov looks inward with aplomb in The Tsar’s Bride.
An Existential Joy Thoughts from violinist Leonidas Kavakos on Beethoven and folk music.
Table for One Menahem Pressler embarks on a solo career after a lifetime spent playing with others.
recommendedJoyce Yang in recital; box o Bernstein; an Atterberg survey; Seven Last Words from Cuarteto Casals; Delius in Norway; Busoni beyond Bach; miserable Pettersson; Slatkin’s Elgar; meet Dinara Alieva; brand-new Shostakovich; Gergiev’s Prokofiev Fifth; Bavouzet’s Prokofiev, too; an Oscar Peterson tribute; Goerne’s Eisler; C.P.E. Bach from Antonio Meneses; treasured Dutilleux; Falletta essays Paine; Piccinini’s Paganini; Abbado owns Mendelssohn; Igor Levit: remember his name; and an hommage a trois.
Fathoming the Symphony
The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony Julian Horton, Ed.
One Chair Over
A pianist urges audiences to loosen up.