New York Times - Violin Music News

Philip Gossett, Scholar Who Brought Operas Back to Life, Dies at 75

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:25
Mr. Gossett rediscovered lost works, created new editions of Rossini and Verdi scores and helped revive them onstage.

Op-Ed Contributor: Prodigy, My Favorite Rapper

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:59
I was a fan. I became a friend.

Laurel Halo Shakes Up Her Sound After Partnering With a Humanoid Pop Star

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:18
The experimental producer worked on songs for Hatsune Miku, a Japanese pop star who appears via 3-D projection, before recording her new album, “Dust.”

Album Review: On ‘OK Computer,’ Radiohead Saw the Future: Ours

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:17
Reissued on its 20th anniversary, the band’s third album still sends chills.

Twyla Tharp Returns to the Music of Bob Dylan

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:18
Ms. Tharp’s “Dylan Love Songs” will have its premiere in September as part of the coming winter and fall season at the Joyce Theater.

Paul Zukofsky, Prodigy Who Became, Uneasily, a Virtuoso Violinist, Dies at 73

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:57
Mr. Zukofsky, a musician of immense talent and exacting standards, had a life marked by strained relationships.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dies at 42; Forged Sound of New York Rap

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:28
Half of the duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, had been hospitalized in Las Vegas suffering from complications of sickle-cell anemia.

Wim Wenders, Film Visionary, Makes His Operatic Debut

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:25
Mr. Wenders, the director of “Buena Vista Social Club” and “Pina,” is collaborating with Daniel Barenboim on Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers.”

150 Psalms, 150 Composers at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:00
The festival will feature all the biblical psalms — some in newly commissioned settings — sung at a dozen concerts this fall.

Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:00
Playbills, posters and ephemera from the performing arts center’s history is now available through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive.

Paris Journal: With Acrobats and Cake, a Paris Opera Celebrates Its Rebirth

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:24
The newly renovated Opéra Comique draws on opera’s rich history of innovation — and circus acrobats — in an effort to appeal to modern Parisians.

Why the Slants Took a Fight Over Their Band Name to the Supreme Court

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:11
In a strange case, a small Asian-American rock group may have inadvertently helped the Washington Redskins.

Review: Operas Within Operas Within Operas: A Baroque Explosion in Boston

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:32
André Campra’s “Le Carnaval de Venise” was the centerpiece of this year’s Boston Early Music Festival.

Hear the New ‘Singer of the World’ Winner

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:20
Catriona Morison, a 31-year-old Scottish mezzo-soprano and wild-card finalist, won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition on Sunday.

Diana Krall on Handling Grief, and ‘Finding Romance in Everything’

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:57
The jazz pianist and singer said the standards on her most recent album, “Turn Up the Quiet,” set her free.

With ‘Witness,’ Katy Perry Is the Second Woman to Hit No. 1 in 2017

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:46
“Witness” debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart with 180,000 album equivalent units, displacing Halsey, who hit No. 1 last week.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Alanis Morissette Album From the ’90s America Needs Now

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 07:21
The “Jagged Little Pill” musical can’t come soon enough.

Jimi Hendrix Park Opens at Last, With a Purple Flourish

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 23:26
The green space in Seattle has been caught up in a decade of delays and financial woes. Its ribbon-cutting came on the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop.

Critic's Notebook: Sónar 2017: 15 of the Best Sets From the Barcelona Music Festival

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 22:59
This year’s festival, which has become a European institution and a magnet for fans of laptop-wielding musicians, was the largest to date.

Iran Bans Zumba, and Its Fans Fume

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 09:51
An Iranian government institution promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle effectively banned Zumba classes for being contrary to Islamic precepts.