Classical Music Inspired by Flowers

A bouquet of flora-minded music perfect for spring.

Playlist: Classical Coffeeshop

Sit back, relax, sip, and enjoy

Watch an All-French Concert

Music by Chaminade, Ravel, and Lili Boulanger.

Conductor Andrew Davis, who headed Lyric Opera of Chicago and orchestras on 3 continents, dies

Davis made his Lyric Opera debut in 1987 and led about 700 performances of 62 operas by 22 composers.

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Playlist: 14 Works for the Solar Eclipse

Music to set the stage for a remarkable celestial spectacle.

CSO Names Klaus Mäkelä as Music Director

The new music director designate is just 28 years old. He'll be the youngest in orchestra history when he takes the baton.

Jamie Barton on Growing as an Artist and Verdi’s Timeless Juggernaut

"This is a tra-ge-dy. It’s not going to go right in the end. And that’s hard."

What Makes a Fiddle?

While “violin” exists only as a noun, the word "fiddle" also carries multiple meanings beyond just the instrument.

Italy marks 80th anniversary of WWII-era massacre in Rome with a concert honoring the dead

Riccardo Muti conducted the Italian premiere of William Schuman’s Ninth Symphony, which the composer wrote after visiting the site of a 1944 massacre in Rome.

Acclaimed Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini dies at age 82

"I grew up in a house with art and artists," Pollini said in an interview. "Old works and modern works coexisted together as part of life."

In one Ukrainian city, ballet in a bomb shelter is an escape from the horrors of war

Practicing in a bomb shelter means the girls can keeping dancing through the almost hourly air raid alerts.

Julian Rhee and Balourdet Quartet Among Avery Fisher Career Grant Winners

Plus, the first percussion ensemble to receive this prestigious career grant.

Rare Collection of Flute Music Thrills Early Music World

The 600-page collection could mark the biggest discovery of flute repertoire in 25 years.

Metropolitan Opera presents semi-staged ‘Turandot’ after stage malfunction

Franco Zeffirelli's staging premiered in 1987 and is among the most lavish sets in Met history, recreating an imperial throne room with 199 people on stage.

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