Classical Notes Newsletter
Aug 26, 2014 — The end of summer has a tendency to sneak up on us — or come to an unsettling halt. Try a quiz filled with fantastic finales and tremulous terminations.
Aug 28, 2014 — Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can't get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings.
Aug 21, 2014 — For a family initially derided as crude, it sure spends a lot of time at the opera. Here's a sampling of embiggened classical music during The Simpsons marathon, which starts today on FXX.
Aug 23, 2014 — The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he's long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he's sharing that interest with his audience.
Aug 18, 2014 — The Pacifica Quartet explores the world of Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Watch the group play selections from his introspective cycle of string quartets.
Aug 13, 2014 — Composer Robert Kyr frequently travels to northern New Mexico, where he writes rapturous music inspired by light, stone, stillness and prayer.
Aug 16, 2014 — The organist aims to rescue his instrument from its church-bound traditions. With his new album, which includes Bach and Bacharach alike, Carpenter could land a multitude of converts.
Aug 20, 2014 — To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera's labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America's largest performing arts organization.
Aug 16, 2014 — A long career began suddenly as she replaced the lead in Madame Butterfly mid-performance. A Metropolitan Opera stalwart, she sang the lead in La traviata there more than anyone before or since.
Aug 12, 2014 — This summer, The New Yorker has thrown open the gates to much of its archive. Read these five classical music profiles and essays for free while you still can.