Murray Perahia

The Humanist

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.

By Ben Finane

For Winter’s Rains and Ruins Are Over Music in celebration of springtime.

By Jens F. Laurson

The Curious Case of Benjamin Britten

By Daniel Felsenfeld

Theory & Pracice

By Ben Finane

music + life

Autumn in Bloom

The New York Late-Starters String Orchestra.

By Damian Fowler

Democratic Give-and-Take

The Pavel Haas Quartet puts a vibrant spin on a very old tradition.

By Bradley Bambarger

Going Viral

How social media boosted a pianist’s profile.

By Brian Wise

The Renaissance of Polyphony Blue Heron tackles the early Tudors.

By Damian Fowler



A Virtuoso’s Debut

Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall.

By Ben Finane

Games Beyond Frontiers

Stravinsky’s Jeu de cartes offers a vision of a fading and faded world.

By Daniel Felsenfeld

Master Builder His compatriots made institutions of their music. William Schuman made institutions.

By Russell Platt

Bach and Bauhaus

Considering the fugues of an expressionist painter.

By Monika S. Finane and Ben Finane

The Next (Not-So-)Big Thing

New chamber orchestras are popping up all over America.

By Colin Eatock


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.

Unlikely Exuberance

By Lucia Rahilly

The Idea of North

By Bradley Bambarger


On the Road

Out of Water A bus tour with the cool kids.

By Matt Haimovitz