An interview with tenor Ian Bostridge
What concert music gains from being brought to the opera stage
An Alternative Minimalism Playlist
A musical movement beyond the four composers who came to define it
A Pekka Kuusisto Playlist
Shapes and sounds
Surveying the Orchestra
Why is the Repertoire So Narrow?
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Lieding by example
The Calibrated Voice
An Interview with Matthias Goerne
An Interview with Mark Padmore
A Cold War
The politics and solace of “Winterreise”
On “Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches”
Georg Friedrich Haas on Schubert’s “Erlkönig”
Caller of Spirits
Why the myth of Peter Warlock’s life keeps outshining his musical output
Video of the week
Saleem Ashkar: The Complete Beethoven Sonatas
Saleem Ashkar releases the complete Beethoven Sonatas on the label Universal/Decca. Over the course of six years, six albums have been released. The 11 CDs are now available on all streaming services.
“I like the idea that you can sing ideas that you can’t say, and that you can dance things you can’t sing.”Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
An Imperfect Cassandra
What we got wrong about Blair Tindall’s “Mozart in the Jungle”
New Books By Stephen Hough, Alfred Brendel, Zuzana Růžičková, and András Schiff
Human relationships and the life of the soloist
Reserve and Release
An interview with pianist Jeremy Denk
More on minimalism
Listening, Not Hearing
An interview with Pauline Oliveros
“Will I Die? You Bet I Will.”
An interview with Steve Reich
Doom and Womb
A feminist listening of Éliane Radigue’s “Biogenesis”