Does the idea of the composer covertly commenting on totalitarianism improve his music?
A single body of work, such as the piano concertos, can provide an inexhaustible spring of delight
A celebration of Sufi sounds in Rajasthan offers much to treasure
Musical excellence can blunt the edge of political disputes
Is music expressing or evoking emotion?
Before his journey into atonality, Schoenberg composed the surprisingly accessible “Verklärte Nacht”
Schumann’s setting of Faust is an aesthetic and spiritual triumph—and can truly be called heavenly
Which finale for Beethoven’s Op 130 should you pick— cheerful sonata-rondo or a fugue like no other?
Music stirs our emotions more than anything we can see. But visual notation is alluring too
Classical music outfits must be open about their carbon footprints