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NYT > Music
Hans Werner Henze’s ‘Kammermusik 1958’ Gets a New Staging
The composer described this chamber piece, to be presented at St. Peter’s, as an encounter between Germany and Greece imagined by a mad poet. Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Annie Gosfield, Scoring the Music of Machines
Ms. Gosfield, whose compositions feature vacuums, industrial noise and shortwave radios, is drawn to alternative sonic sources. Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Review: ‘Thunderbitch’ Features Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes
This side project finds Ms. Howard in typically volcanic form, in deep devotion to rootsy rock ’n’ roll. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Review: Pianist Soheil Nasseri Puts a New Touch on Classical Standards
Mr. Nasseri’s knack for turning ordinary ingredients into enlightening programs was on display at a recital at Merkin Concert Hall. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Michael Feinstein and the Club 54 Below Agree to a Partnership
The Midtown Manhattan supper club will be renamed Feinstein’s/54 Below, with the singer and pianist to appear there appear twice annually. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Classical : NPR
Max Richter, 'Path 5 (delta)'
The composer and musical tinkerer's new project is called SLEEP, which inspired a video in which angelic voices offer a soothing balm for a hectic world. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 03:03:52 -0400
Trouble Sleeping? A Composer Wants To Help
If counting sheep isn't working, British composer Max Richter's latest piece might. Sleep is eight hours long and designed to help listeners get some shut-eye. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:03:52 -0400
First Listen: Jonas Kaufmann, 'Nessun Dorma: The Puccini Album'
With a muscular, mahogany-colored voice, one of the today's finest tenors sings his way through the hits and lesser-known operas by Puccini. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:03:49 -0400
Piano Twang: Steven Mayer Plays 'Le Banjo'
Music by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America's first musical superstar, is a gumbo of styles including pop and classical. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:30:00 -0400
Itzhak Perlman: Charting A Charismatic Career
To mark the beloved violinist's 70th birthday, take a look back at a handful of memorable moments, from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show to starting his own education program. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:16:00 -0400
parterre box
Phases of the moon
Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from three performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Met this season, on October 7, 10, and 17. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:31:12 +0000
Dinner for schmuck
In celebration of the impending retirement of San Francisco Opera's head honcho David Gockley, La Cieca proposed a quick midweek competition, with a first prize of not having dinner with San Francisco Opera's head honcho David Gockley. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:15:14 +0000
Summer nights
"Those kids in Bushwick have this opera thing figured out." Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:08 +0000
Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s
On this day in 44 BC Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declared her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:52:45 +0000
I’m the greatest star
What better way to prepare for the exciting impending season than to salute our sponsor for September, Carnegie Hall? Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:39:27 +0000
The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Sasha Frere-Jones: The new R. & B.
R.​& B. has always constituted a large part of pop music. But, more than a decade ago, when Beyoncé was a member of Destiny’s Child, R. & B. was a genre like many others, healthy but not dominant. ’NSync, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Begin Again Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made “Once.” In New York, a high-minded and depressive singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley)—a British Joni Mitchell, perhaps, whose music seems crossed with . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: “Being Mary Jane” review.
In the first episode of “Being Mary Jane,” a cable-news anchor (Gabrielle Union) gets a booty call. While her drunk boyfriend waits outside the door, she plucks off her bandanna, hides her vibrator in a drawer, and frenziedly strips her wall of yellow stickies, on which she . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Briefly Noted book reviews.
paragraph class=no-indent> ASTONISH ME, by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf). Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, a young American dancer, helps a Baryshnikov-like star defect from the Soviet . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT

NYT > Jazz
Classical Music This Week: Milhaud, Jazz at Yale and Czech Baroque
A look at what’s happening in the classical music world. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Gary Keys, Filmmaker Who Documented Duke Ellington, Dies at 81
Mr. Keys produced concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center by Stan Getz, Dionne Warwick, the Supremes, Simon and Garfunkel, Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Yale Students Campaign for All That Jazz
After learning that their ensemble was suspended for the coming year, band members are fighting back. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Review: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Subtly Recalls Its Inspiration
The festival’s final installment, on Sunday night in Tompkins Square Park, included the saxophonists Joe Lovano and Rudresh Mahanthappa. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Jazz : NPR
Dee Dee Bridgewater's Joyous Gift To New Orleans
"We wanted to be a part of the healing process of the city and of the people," Bridgewater says. Her new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:09:00 -0400
All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some
Bassist Christian McBride, host of NPR's Jazz Night In America, explains the complicated dynamics between the bass and the drums in jazz — and James Brown. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:39:00 -0400
Hiromi On Piano Jazz
Marian McPartland improvises a "Portrait" of the talented Japanese pianist in this 2004 session. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:34:00 -0400
First Listen: Cécile McLorin Salvant, 'For One To Love'
Salvant explores the quaint art of jazz singing, but with her own aesthetic idiosyncrasies intact. Her toolbox contains anywhere from a rich, husky voice to one that tiptoes theatrically, girlishly. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:03:00 -0400
Arturo O'Farrill On Piano Jazz
The pianist and bandleader joined Marian McPartland in 2002 to perform a duet of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave." Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:51:00 -0400
Homage to Captain Swing
A provocative meditation on jazz, Western classical music, and the real power of being able to swing. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:38:03 +0000
Sarah Kirkland Snider: The Full 360
In advance of the release of her second full-length album Unremembered, Sarah Kirkland Snider opens up about integrating disparate influences, embracing deeply emotional content, and the process of developing her signature works. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:01:57 +0000
New Music Gathering 2016 Schedule Posted
Taking place January 7-9, 2016, at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, the focus of this year's meeting will be on "Communities." Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:27:11 +0000
Music After Life: Guiding Lights
One side of the survivability equation is the caution-to-the-wind embrace of a personal vision, fearless of the consequences, no matter how impractical. The other side thinks outside of the individual and looks at the times. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:26:37 +0000
Sonic Uprising: Songs for Freddie Gray
Creative work in a time and place of crisis is essential to a community coping with tragedy and can become a necessary and powerful agent of change. If we truly believe that black lives matter, it's essential that we commit to hearing what their voices have to say. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:48:11 +0000


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