On Tippet Rise, a classical music festival on Native American land.
The “Dead Girls” of Opera.
Bang on a Can, “Arthur,” and the avant-garde music meme factory.
Transcendence and frustration, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Listening to Simon Rattle’s goodbye concert in Berlin.
Censorship, political correctness, and the legacy of “America’s Troubadour.”
A music critic listens with depression.
In search of the musical occult.