The Art of Storytelling
Yo-Yo Ma speaks of artistic principles, Bach as universalist, deepening our perception andappreciation, liberal arts as continuous learning,and the unlimited creativity of nature.
Worth A Thousand Words
Our series of rare and revealing composer portraits.
music + life
A Simple Love Story
It’s no accident that Puccini’s La bohéme remains the most performed opera.
A Star in Kansas City
Missouri’s new arts center opens in spite of the recession.
Practice makes perfect, but not always.
Ten for Christmas
Listen picks ten of our all-timefavorite seasonal albums.
Madness, Thievery, and a Train Full of Dynamite
The story of Hans Rott, the greatest symphonist who never was.
Satire in a Time of Terror
The prologue to Shostakovich’s unfinished opera Orango receives its world premiere in Los Angeles.
Revelation at Lucerne
An installation, a concert and a swim later, our man from London at his new ears.
Gustavo Dudamel offers a triptych; Anne-Sophie Mutter releases a box set; Vittorio Grigolo is the real thing; sonorous Rachmaninoff courtesy of the Latvian Radio Choir; explosive Schoenberg from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic; the Jerusalem Quartet plays Mozart; a Gaubert ballet from the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra; The Sixteen return to Tomás Luis de Victoria; Stephen Hough plays Chopin waltzes; and Radio France Choir sings Thierry Lancino’s new Requiem.
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On the Road
In the Club
In London, a risky venue turns rewarding.