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Best Classical Music of 2019

Best Classical Music of 2019

Our critics list the best performances, premieres and digital releases of the year from the world of classical music and opera.
After Years of False Starts, Geffen Hall Is Being Rebuilt. Really.

After Years of False Starts, Geffen Hall Is Being Rebuilt. Really.

Seats: Surrounding the stage. Budget: $550 million. Opening: March 2024. Goal: Avoid past failures.
Not Just a Philharmonic Residency: Daniil Trifonov Is a New Yorker

Not Just a Philharmonic Residency: Daniil Trifonov Is a New Yorker

This season the Russian-born pianist is the artist in residence with the New York Philharmonic, which has become his home orchestra.
Review: Lang Lang Returns, Rehabilitated and Almost Reformed

Review: Lang Lang Returns, Rehabilitated and Almost Reformed

The superstar pianist made his first concerto appearance in New York since injuring his left hand in 2017.
The Surprise of Jaap van Zweden’s Philharmonic Tenure? Surprise

The Surprise of Jaap van Zweden’s Philharmonic Tenure? Surprise

Starting his second New York season, this conductor has been more innovative than our critic had expected.
‘Psycho’ and ‘Close Encounters’ Roll at the Philharmonic

‘Psycho’ and ‘Close Encounters’ Roll at the Philharmonic

The orchestra is performing live soundtracks to two films with indelible music as part of its Art of the Score series.
When Jaap Met Yannick: New Maestros in New York

When Jaap Met Yannick: New Maestros in New York

At the end of Jaap van Zweden’s rookie season at the New York Philharmonic, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s at the Met Opera, they chatted. On neutral ground.

Small Portions of Opera at NY Philharmonic and Angel’s Share Prove Unsatisfying

If this is the future of opera, presenters will need to achieve a higher level of polish than what was displayed by the New York Philharmonic and Angel's Share.

The Music Nearly Lost to AIDS

Listen to works by composers who died during the crisis, the focus of a New York Philharmonic concert.
Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Man: A Concerto Conjures a Chinese Golden Age

Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Man: A Concerto Conjures a Chinese Golden Age

Yo-Yo Ma, left, and Wu Man are the soloists in Zhao Lin’s double concerto “A Happy Excursion,” which has its American premiere with the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday.
Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About

Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About

Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” series from 1964, set against “Cow Wallpaper [Pink on Yellow]” from 1966 in the retrospective of his work at the Whitney Museum, through March 31.
The Philharmonic’s New Season: What Our Critics Want to Hear

The Philharmonic’s New Season: What Our Critics Want to Hear

Jaap van Zweden is preparing for his second season as the New York Philharmonic’s music director.
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 1958.
A Hell-Raising Mezzo-Soprano Cuts Through a Dreary First Week at the Metropolitan Opera

A Hell-Raising Mezzo-Soprano Cuts Through a Dreary First Week at the Metropolitan Opera

Alex Ross reviews the opening week of the 2018 season for the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.
Review: After a Concert, a Nightcap to Demystify New Music

Review: After a Concert, a Nightcap to Demystify New Music

The composer and pianist Conrad Tao, left, performs with the dancer Caleb Teicher in the inaugural Nightcap concert, presented by the New York Philharmonic, on Friday.
Megaphones Up, the Philharmonic Opens With Two Young Voices

Megaphones Up, the Philharmonic Opens With Two Young Voices

Conrad Tao, left, and Ashley Fure have written new works for the opening weeks of the New York Philharmonic’s season.