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Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas Talks Mahler, Stravinsky, and the Future of Contemporary Music
By Ben Finane | 08/30/2018
The conductor returns to Carnegie Hall this season to present a series of concerts, including the opening night gala.
What It Takes to Make a Steinway Grand Piano
By Bradley Bambarger | 08/23/2018
For more than a century and a half, Steinway has made pianos in New York City, passing craftsmanship down through the generations.
Why Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Speaks to All People
By Rebecca Schmid | 08/21/2018
The composer's great work of humanity transcends politics.
Unlocking the Secrets of Jazz Genius Bill Evans
By Jed Distler | 08/15/2018
A pianist explains how he transcribed the complex solos of the late great jazz musician.
Why Holst's Masterpiece
Is Out of This World
By Ben Finane | 08/10/2018
These famous tone poems remain a pristine introduction to classical music.
Concert Pianist Joyce Yang Reflects on Life on the Road
By Joyce Yang | 07/30/2018
Having just finished an Australian recital tour, the New York-based pianist ponders the meaning of "home."
Looking Back at the Pianist Who Conquered Russia
By Ben Finane | 07/26/2018
Texas-born Van Cliburn became an unlikely cultural ambassador during the Cold War.
A Violinist Reflects on His Love of Camille Saint-Saëns’ 'The Swan'
By Arnold Steinhardt | 07/03/2018
Arnold Steinhardt discusses the elusive structure of a beautiful melody.
American Choreographer Mark Morris on Relationship Between Classical Music and Dance
By Ben Finane | 06/29/2018
Hailed as the most successful and influential choreographer alive, Morris’s understanding of the classical repertoire runs deep.
Pianist Olga Kern Talks Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Billy Joel
By Ben Finane | 06/28/2018
The 2001 Van Cliburn winner reflects on her ongoing quest for new interpretations and sounds.
The Art of the Ballet Rehearsal Pianist
By Marcia Adair | 06/20/2018
Turning a pop song into a polonaise, the ballet pianist must be as stylistically flexible as a dancer.
How Ferruccio Busoni Shaped 20th-Century Music
By Rebecca Schmid | 06/19/2018
The time is ripe for a fuller appreciation of the virtuoso pianist and composer.
How One Pianist Makes Musically Inspired Cheese
By Kristine Jannuzzi | 06/14/2018
Soyoung Scanlan is the owner and "soloist" at the Andante Dairy in Petaluma, California.
Pianist Murray Perahia Is a Champion for Tonality
By Ben Finane | 06/08/2018
The musician discusses the pull of Bach, his love for Mozart, and editing the Beethoven sonatas.
Why Composers Love a Piano
By Damian Fowler | 06/05/2018
The piano is the quintessential machine for songwriting.
More Than 100 Years After its Premiere, Stravinsky's
The Rite of Spring
Continues to Inspire
By Paul Griffiths | 05/29/2018
Composers from Debussy to Dalbavie, from Messiaen to the minimalists, from Xenakis to Zhurbin, have taken inspiration from the score.
Master of Early Music Jordi Savall Explores Its 'Magical Mystery'
By Ben Finane | 04/27/2018
The musician talks about the power of music to transcend cultural borders.
How Conductor Leopold Stokowski Popularized Orchestral Music in America
By Colin Eatock | 04/18/2018
On the anniversary of his birthday, a look back at the maestro's musical legacy.
They Were Rock Stars 100 Years Before Rock 'n' Roll
By Robert Loerzel | 04/09/2018
From Liszt to Lang Lang, here are the classical musicians who whipped audiences into a frenzy.
10 Great Classical Music Moments in America
By Kyle MacMillan | 04/06/2018
The moments that transcended venue and time period to become part of the cultural fabric of the country.
Concert Pianist Piotr Anderszewski Talks Filmmaking, Warsaw, and Mozart
By Ben Finane | 04/02/2018
The musician is currently touring in Europe.
Singer-Songwriter Rosanne Cash Reflects on Community, Geography, and Musical Identity
By Ben Finane | 03/22/2018
The musician kicks off her spring tour at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts March 27.
Conrad Tao Is Reshaping the Image of the Piano Virtuoso for the 21st Century
By Thomas May | 03/06/2018
The adventurous pianist and composer has concert dates this month with the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Celebrating the Musical Genius of Chopin on His Birthday
By Jed Distler | 03/01/2018
The composer's music is as popular as ever.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Stresses Authenticity, Dedication and 'Daring to Be Personal'
By Ben Finane | 02/28/2018
Mutter returns to Carnegie Hall for a March 4 recital, which includes the world premiere of André Previn's
The Fifth Season
for violin and piano
From Chopin to Rihanna, Megastar Pianist Yuja Wang Talks About the Music She Loves
By Ben Finane | 02/26/2018
The pianist performs Brahms' First Piano Concerto with the New York Philharmonic February 28–March 3.
An American Maestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Marin Alsop's View From the Podium
By Ben Finane | 02/21/2018
Alsop holds forth on Americans versus Europeans, the enduring gender gap, and the evolution of the orchestra.
Virtuoso Mandolin Player Avi Avital Crosses the Border Between Folk and Classical Music
By Ben Finane | 02/20/2018
The Israeli mandolinist discusses the rich history of his instrument, crossing genres, embedding nuance, and the artistic persona.
Does Music Make You Smarter?
By Colin Eatock | 02/13/2018
Three smart guys—a psychologist, a neuropsychologist, and a biologist—weigh in.
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