music + life
German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott has America in her sights.
Words, words, words
J.D. McClatchy is Mozart’s newest librettist.
Through a Lens, Repeatedly
Documentarian Phil Grabsky wants the right shot.
Mozart’s Unbeatable Three
Why the Da Ponte collaborations never disappoint.
Trumpeting the Trumpet
Alison Balsom is on a mission to elevate the trumpet soloist’s role.
Countertenor Andreas Scholl sings Purcell; Hélène Grimaud visits Central Europe; Ray Chen plays it old-school; Doric String Quartet offers Korngold; Marek Janowski conducts Bruckner’s Eighth; a trio of classic Frederica von Stade albums re-issued; Lisa Batiashvili can play whatever she wants; Osmo Vänskä, Yevgeny Sudbin and the Minnesota Orchestra gather in praise of Beethoven; Pavel Haas Quartet delivers Dvořák; and try some C.P.E. Bach, why don’t you?
A Bold Butterfly
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly as directed by the late Anthony Minghella.
Big Sounds from South Africa
Listen imports the latest space-alien speakers.
On the Road
An American string quartet finds its way through a Native American landscape.