Music

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

Today’s anonymous conductors could take a leaf out of André Previn’s crowd-pleasing book

Only a few great composers are equally gifted writers: their work can be sacred or hatefully profane

The Concertgebouw’s trailblazing conductor sublimated his libido in worship of Hitler and Mussolini