Classical music

A woman playin cello appears in an empty museum hall.

‘Food for our soul’: Cellist Camille Thomas performs solo at Paris museums during lockdown

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Franco Belgian cellist Camille Thomas is performing solo at some of Paris’ most striking art venues during France’s second COVID-19 lockdown.

Pianist Kathleen Kelly and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton perform at Carnegie Hall.

Why should tenors have all the fun?

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American Icons: Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Young People’s Concerts’

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A crowd watches an illuminated bandshell decorated with red and blue stars while confetti falls in the air.

It’s ironic that we play the ‘1812 Overture’ at Fourth of July celebrations

Sound Portrait: Guy Rabut

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Yo-Yo Ma’s Baroque Cello

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John Schaefer talks with Yo-Yo Ma about performing Bach on a baroque cello.


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To produce their upcoming album, underground hip-hop artists Mike Ladd and Nat Gosman looked to avant-garde classical music for their samples and beats.

Ornamenting Handel’s Messiah

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In Handel’s day written music offered singers and players of instruments a great deal of freedom to ornament the melodic line as they wished. We asked the soprano Julianne Baird about adding her own notes to a masterpiece.

Celluloid Copland

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Celluloid Copland, performed by the Eos Orchestra, is nominated for Best Crossover Classical Album at next Wednesday’s Grammy Awards. The album is made up of Aaron Copland film scores recently resurrected from the bowels of the Library of Congress. Eos Orchestra conductor Jonathan Sheffer talks to Kurt Andersen about The City, the soundtrack Copland was […]

Bach’s Secret

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Years of detective work by music scholar Helga Thoene revealed secret messages in the solo violin music of Johann Sebastian Bach. On the album, Morimur, violinist Christoph Poppen and the Hilliard Ensemble interweave the newly discovered melodies with the existing violin music — with controversial results.