New York Times - Violin Music News

Gord Downie, a Canadian Rock Legend, Sings Goodbye

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
Inside the making of “Introduce Yerself,” the intimate new solo album that the Tragically Hip frontman made before his death this week.

Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:49
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.

Classical Music in NYC This Week

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:32
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Gord Downie, a Distinctly Canadian Rock Star, Dies at 53

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:48
Mr. Downie, who fronted the band the Tragically Hip, announced last year that he had brain cancer.

Kelly Clarkson Is Nobody’s Puppet

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:41
She’s always been outspoken, honest and unfiltered. But now the singer is taking more control of her sound, with a new album, “Meaning of Life.”

Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:24
The Rolling Stone founder seemed to enjoy opening up his life to Joe Hagan. Now that the book is about to come out, they are no longer speaking.

Hear the Martha Argerich Recordings That Inspired 8 Young Pianists

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:40
Daniil Trifonov, Khatia Buniatishvili and more talented pianists (and one harpsichordist) share their favorite albums by the great Argentine musician.

Listen to Bach, Transformed for String Quartet

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:29
The Borromeo Quartet will perform selections from its transcription of Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on Friday at Carnegie Hall.

The Gay Architects of Rock

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:22
Who created that gorgeous 20th-century creature, the rock star? Consider the gay image makers of the day, like Brian Epstein and Jann Wenner.

Review: The Berlin Philharmonic Stages a Musically Glorious ‘Vixen’

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:56
Lucy Crowe’s rendition of the title character was a highlight of Peter Sellars’s production, a collaboration with Simon Rattle and his orchestra.

French Magazine Draws Outrage for Putting Convicted Killer on Its Cover

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:08
The music weekly Les Inrockuptibles featured Bertrand Cantat, who was jailed for fatally beating his partner in 2003, on the front of its latest issue.

A 100-Car Army of Sound in Los Angeles

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:58
A new composition by Ryoji Ikeda created a wash of sound — car stereos blaring variations on the note A — as part of the Red Bull Music Academy festival.

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:30
Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

Stephen Sondheim | "I'm Still Here"

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:30
The song from his 1971 musical, “Follies,” as sung by campers from the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York.

Stephen Sondheim | "Broadway Baby"

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:30
The song from his 1971 musical “Follies,” as sung by employees of The New York Times.

The Rapper NF Tops the Chart With ‘Perception’

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:42
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Greatest Hits” holds at No. 2 and Lil Pump opened at No. 3 with his self-titled album.

William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:37
“I’m making it up as I go,” the photographer said of his keyboard playing on “Musik,” his first album.

The Pioneering Modernist Who Wrote an Audacious String Quartet

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 16:55
Ruth Crawford Seeger created pathbreaking music. But her family’s folk revival legacy has overshadowed her avant-garde compositions.

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:40
Her electric performances in the 1960s made her an elusive cult heroine. A Numero Group boxed set unravels her true story for the first time.

Encounters: Waiting for Bruce

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00
Bruce Springsteen has a triumphant night for his Broadway debut, but leaves his fans at the Hard Rock Cafe to party on their own.