Murray Perahia discusses the pull of Bach, the invention of Haydn, his love for Mozart, editing the Beethoven Sonatas, the influence of Heinrich Schencker, and the importance of rubato.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Britten
Theory & Pracice
music + life
Autumn in Bloom
The New York Late-Starters String Orchestra.
The Pavel Haas Quartet puts a vibrant spin on a very old tradition.
How social media boosted a pianist’s profile.
A Virtuoso’s Debut
Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall.
Games Beyond Frontiers
Stravinsky’s Jeu de cartes offers a vision of a fading and faded world.
Bach and Bauhaus
Considering the fugues of an expressionist painter.
The Next (Not-So-)Big Thing
New chamber orchestras are popping up all over America.
Sibelius from Osmo Vanska and Minnesota; Rota from cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl; an homage to Paderewski; dueling Beethoven Symphony cycles from Christian Thielemann and Riccardo Chailly; Bertrand Chamayou plays Liszt; Lucy Crowe visits Handel in Italy; Tudor and Jacobean music from Stile Antico; Rome Symphony Orchestra offers Malipiero; Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk sound French; Martinu symphonies from BBC Symphony Orchestra; The Mahler Album from Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Ponchielli from maestro Matthias Foremny; and Handel suites from pianist Lisa Smirnova.