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Aretha’s Operatic Triumph: The Week in Classical Music

08/17/2018
Remembering Ms. Franklin’s last-minute substitution for Luciano Pavarotti at the Grammy Awards was a highlight of the week.



At This New-Music Festival, You Can Count on Variety

08/17/2018
Our critic spent the week at the Time Spans festival, which provides a good smattering of contemporary styles — and some works that seem undercooked.



4 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

08/16/2018
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.



At Salzburg Festival, Two Bold Directors Claim Their Stages

08/12/2018
Lydia Steier’s “The Magic Flute” riffs on “The Princess Bride” and Hans Neuenfels’s “Pique Dame” explores the privileges money can bring.



Turning Climate Crisis Into Sound: The Week in Classical Music

08/10/2018
A new work by Ashley Fure and a Mark Morris dance to Schubert were among the highlights.



7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

08/09/2018
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.



Review: An ‘Opera for Objects’ Makes Music Out of Fear

08/07/2018
Ashley Fure’s throbbing “The Force of Things,” having its New York premiere, renders scarily palpable the threat posed by climate change.



Beachfront Soundtrack: The Week in Classical Music

08/03/2018
A 17-year-old violinist and a Mozart string quintet were among the highlights.



Lincoln Center Still Has Mostly Mozart, but What Is It?

08/03/2018
The center has overhauled its summer offerings. But its signature festival is now suffering from an identity crisis.



As Brexit Looms, Musicians Brace for the Worst

08/03/2018
Britain’s classical music scene relies heavily on freedoms that come from European Union membership. How will it cope outside the bloc?