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    Finally Returning Bernstein’s Overdue Mahler

    Finally Returning Bernstein’s Overdue Mahler


    A score of Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” bearing the stamp of the Vienna Philharmonic has returned...

    A score that Leonard Bernstein borrowed from the Vienna Philharmonic half a century ago was given back as a 175th birthday present.

    Crossing Cultures: Black K-Pop Fans in America


    What draws so many black fans to Korean pop music? We explore the question on a Friday night in Newark, where thousands of fans pour in to see BTS, one of the most popular Korean pop bands in the...

    What draws so many black fans to Korean pop music? We explore the question on a Friday night in Newark, where thousands of fans pour in to see BTS, one of the most popular Korean pop bands in the world.
    Tony Conrad Was Such a Good Minimalist, He Was Almost Forgotten

    Tony Conrad Was Such a Good Minimalist, He Was Almost Forgotten


    The Theater of Eternal Music performing in 1965. From left, Mr. Conrad, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and John...

    A new documentary explores the life and work of this musician and artist, who died last year. He wanted to dissolve musical hierarchies.
    John Lydon, Angry Older Man, Reflects on Life as an Angry Young Man

    John Lydon, Angry Older Man, Reflects on Life as an Angry Young Man


    John Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is releasing a book that contains the lyrics for all the songs he has...

    In a new book, “Mr. Rotten’s Songbook,” the Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols frontman, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, collects the lyrics to every song he’s ever written.
    My Favorite Page: Conducting an Eerie, Political ‘Gospel’

    My Favorite Page: Conducting an Eerie, Political ‘Gospel’


    David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony, discusses the composer John Adams and “The Gospel According to the Other...

    The conductor David Robertson describes a favorite passage from John Adams’s Passion oratorio, which he will lead on Friday at Carnegie Hall.
    The Photographs of Don Hunstein

    The Photographs of Don Hunstein


    As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday and many...

    As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday and many others.
    Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis Prize John Lewis, and Each Other

    Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis Prize John Lewis, and Each Other


    Jon Batiste, left, and Wynton Marsalis are a crucial part of the album “The Music of John Lewis,” from the Jazz at Lincoln Center...

    The pianist and trumpeter talk about their work on the new album “The Music of John Lewis,” their New Orleans roots and their musical forefathers.
    Classical Music in NYC This Week

    Classical Music in NYC This Week


    Anna Netrebko as Tatiana in 2013, when she opened Deborah Warner’s production of “Eugene Onegin” at the Metropolitan Opera. She will return to the role next week. See listing...

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week


    The music producer Deadmau5 will bring his Lots of Shows in a Row Tour to Hammerstein Ballroom for four performances, beginning on...

    Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.
    Review: A Soprano’s Sudden Solo Act

    Review: A Soprano’s Sudden Solo Act


    Miah Persson, with the pianist Malcolm Martineau, at Zankel Hall on...

    Miah Persson, on her own after a baritone partner fell ill, explored life and love in a thoughtful recital at Zankel Hall.
    Boss Hog’s Punk Rock Revs Up as It Hits Middle Age

    Boss Hog’s Punk Rock Revs Up as It Hits Middle Age


    Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez of the band Boss Hog in their Manhattan...

    Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer form one of New York’s longest-running rock couples. After a 17-year break, their band is back with a gritty album.

    Real Estate


    Real Estate, the New Jersey quintet, played some songs from their new album, "In Mind," and answered questions about their musical influences and guitar-playing...

    Real Estate, the New Jersey quintet, played some songs from their new album, "In Mind," and answered questions about their musical influences and guitar-playing techniques.
    John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.

    John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.


    The musician John Mayer, whose new album, “The Search for Everything,” comes out in...

    After more than five years of self-imposed pop exile, this guitar virtuoso wants another blockbuster album. Then he hopes to settle down.
    A Hat Designer for Rock Stars Turns to Opera

    A Hat Designer for Rock Stars Turns to Opera


    Christophe Coppens, director of “Foxie” (based on Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen”), at La Monnaie opera house in...

    Christophe Coppens, a celebrated milliner for the likes of Rihanna, Grace Jones and Roisin Murphy, directs a Janacek work in Brussels.
    Ukraine Bars Russia’s Eurovision Entrant

    Ukraine Bars Russia’s Eurovision Entrant


    The Russian singer-songwriter Yulia...

    Ukraine’s domestic intelligence agency said on Wednesday that it had prohibited Yulia Samoylova from entering the country for the contest.
    Travel Ban Threatens a Lincoln Center Festival Play

    Travel Ban Threatens a Lincoln Center Festival Play


    The North American premiere of “While I Was Waiting,” a drama by the Syrian playwright Mohammad al-Attar, may be cancelled because of the travel ban sought by the Trump...

    The center is seeking visas for several artists with Syrian passports for Mohammad al-Attar’s “While I Was Waiting.”