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Music in the Hostess City
Our man in London reports from Savannah.
Meditation on the Meditation
A violinist reflects on Massenet’s enduring morsel.
A Quintet with History
Canadian Brass enters its fifth decade.
65 Years of Timpani
Richard Horowitz has seen some changes.
A brother and sister explore their musical heritage.
In Britten’s Backyard
Reflections on the opening week of England’s Aldeburgh Festival.
Voicing a Nation’s Conscience
At the Ojai Festival, Peter Sellars takes on George Crumb’s Winds of Destiny.
A new concert hall for Montreal.
A box of Mahler from San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas; Hindemith from São Paulo and John Neschling; period Haydn from Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; American reimaginings courtesy of Gerard Schwartz; complete Hans Knappertsbusch; a century of American music with Joel Frederiksen; Joyce DiDonato sings Handel; a Charles Munch collection; and NDR Radiophilharmonie-Hannover plays Ernst Krenek.
Contemporary Bestiary as Window to the Past
Orchestra on Ice
The New York Philharmonic Digital Archives open a window to discovery.
The Ripping Solution
Sooloos is the music server designed for classical-music fans.
On the Road
Learned in Translation
One culture’s etiquette is another’s affront.