No Fixed Ideas Mitsuko Uchida discusses Schumann as weirdo, tempo as translation, the difficulty of Mozart, and the transcendence of late Schubert.
Beyond Genre The eclectic Nonesuch label at fifty years.
Making Waves The voyage to John Luther Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean.
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Utopia Revisited Bohemian culture peaks again in the Catskills.
Prized Pianist Catching up with the upwardly mobile Rafał Blechacz.
Beyond Amadeus Our intrepid reporter sits through classical-music movies - so you don’t have to.
The Rise and Fall of Cécile Chaminade A hopeless Romantic in a time of progress.
Ben-Hur, Silent No Longer Stewart Copeland delivers live orchestration to an epic film.
The Copland You Know - and the Copland You Don’t How the son of a Lithuanian immigrant discovered the American sound.
No Loitering Classical music as deterrent to vagrancy.
Experimentation in Iceland Ilan Volkov shifts the musical landscape with Tectonics.
Between Romance and Jazz. Erwin Schulhoff’s music was in a constant state of change.
Korngold: A Case Study Musical beauty is often in the ear of the listener.
recommendedA viola recital; Elliott Carter from the Juilliard Quartet; W.F. Bach; Kaufmann’s Winterreise; Grieg the Viking; The new Talich’s Dvorák; Jenny Lin’s miniatures; stark Prokofiev; lyrical Reger; a Berlioz reboot; real-deal Gardiner; saxy Adams; swagger from Respighi; Froberger on harpsichord; highoctane Shostakovich; someone named Homilius; bathing in the Third Stream; C.P.E. Bach, boxed; Dowland’s beautiful tears; Rach out with Ashkenazy; the Brucknerian’s Bruckner; MTT’s West Side Story; and The Transcendentalist.
A path taken.