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    Review: The Rarely Heard Christmas Music of a Baroque Master


    Charpentier is a specialty of the brilliant early-music group Ensemble Correspondances, which the series Music Before 1800 presented on...

    Charpentier is a specialty of the brilliant early-music group Ensemble Correspondances, which the series Music Before 1800 presented on Sunday.
    Concord Music Acquires Samuel French in Big Push Into Theater Business

    Concord Music Acquires Samuel French in Big Push Into Theater Business


    Among the titles published by Samuel French is August Wilson’s “Jitney,” shown here in a Tony-winning 2017 Broadway...

    The music industry conglomerate also owns the Rodgers & Hammerstein organization and has a joint publishing-licensing venture with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
    Nancy Wilson, Singer Who Bridged Jazz and Pop, Is Dead at 81

    Nancy Wilson, Singer Who Bridged Jazz and Pop, Is Dead at 81


    Nancy Wilson performing in 1964 at the Hollywood Palace in Los Angeles. A forerunner of the modern female empowerment singer, she could infuse even the saddest song with a sense of...

    A three-time Grammy winner, Ms. Wilson liked to turn songs into stories, telling them through jazz ballads, Broadway show tunes and R&B torch songs.

    Andrew Frierson, Pioneering Black Opera Singer, Dies at 94


    A bass-baritone, he made his professional debut with the New York City Opera and later encouraged other black opera singers, especially...

    A bass-baritone, he made his professional debut with the New York City Opera and later encouraged other black opera singers, especially men.
    Did Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony Transform American Music?

    Did Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony Transform American Music?


    The program for the premiere of the “New World” Symphony, featuring the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, on Dec. 16,...

    History books have long asserted that the symphony was the first to make classical music “sound American.” But it’s not true.
    Médine: The Pugnacious French Rapper Who Hits Back at Critics

    Médine: The Pugnacious French Rapper Who Hits Back at Critics


    Médine performing in Lyon, France, this month. Fans call his music enlightening and educational, but far-right critics say it disguises radical...

    After outrage from right-wing activists, Médine canceled the concerts that were supposed to be the pinnacle of his current tour. But he says he won’t be seen as a victim.
    Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers

    Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers


    Taylor Swift on May 18 at the Rose Bowl, where, according to a security consultant, her team used facial recognition technology to identify potential stalkers in the...

    A security consultant told Rolling Stone that at a concert, a device took fans’ photos for comparison with a database of potential stalkers.
    7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    The conductor Gustavo Dudamel takes to the podium for Bartlett Sher’s production of “Otello” at the Met on Friday and Monday...

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

    Popcast: Listening to the Best Songs of 2018


    The 1975’s millennial anthem, “Shallow” and a lot of Bad Bunny: Why did these tracks define the year in...

    The 1975’s millennial anthem, “Shallow” and a lot of Bad Bunny: Why did these tracks define the year in pop?
    Janet Jackson and Radiohead Lead Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019

    Janet Jackson and Radiohead Lead Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019


    Left to right, Janet Jackson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Robert Smith of the Cure are among the seven acts that will be joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next...

    Seven artists will join the institution in March, including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies.
    How an Underground Queer Zine Became the Best Blog in Opera

    How an Underground Queer Zine Became the Best Blog in Opera


    James Jorden, the editor and founder of Parterre Box, at his home in Queens. A portrait of the great soprano Maria Callas is on his wall; it was also in the zine's debut...

    Parterre Box started 25 years ago, smuggled into bathrooms at Lincoln Center. Now it is an essential, respected voice in the opera world.
    The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists

    The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists


    Mr. Ross at a recent party for his new holiday album, "It's Almost Christmas...

    Steve Ross will always sing ‘Always.’ A certain Cole Porter tune still gives him a frisson. The entertainer, who could very well be the last of a dying breed, has devoted himself to the Great American Songbook since the 1960s. Here’s why.
    Lens: An Intimate Look at Leonard Bernstein

    Lens: An Intimate Look at Leonard Bernstein


    Mr. Bernstein and his wife, Felicia, backstage at Carnegie Hall before his first concert as music director of the New York Philharmonic, in October...

    A collection of photographs of Mr. Bernstein, made by some of the most famous photographers of the 20th century, capture the American classical music maestro on and off the stage.

    A Lucinda Childs Dance for Wendy Whelan Is Coming to Jacob’s Pillow


    “THE DAY,” a premiere conceived by the cellist Maya Beiser and with music by David Lang, is among the works on tap for the dance festival in...

    “THE DAY,” a premiere conceived by the cellist Maya Beiser and with music by David Lang, is among the works on tap for the dance festival in 2019.
    National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

    National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants


    The first Ferris wheel, unveiled in Chicago at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. An N.E.H. grant to the Chicago History Museum will help fund an augmented-reality experience about the...

    Projects supported by this round of grants include work to preserve the “auditory signatures” of historic sites and a timeline of African-American music.

    Review: ‘Ruben & Clay’ Reunites ‘Idol’ Rivals for Christmas Fun


    Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on “American Idol,” banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday...

    Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on “American Idol,” banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday revue.
    The Best Classical Music of 2018

    The Best Classical Music of 2018


    The best classical music of the year included, from left, Igor Levit, Jaap van Zweden, the opera "Fin de Partie," Kate Soper, Yo-Yo Ma and Anna...

    In a year of beginnings, the Jaap van Zweden era started at the New York Philharmonic, and the 92-year-old composer Gyorgy Kurtag’s first opera had its premiere.