Commemorating those lost in the pandemic has not been possible.
But we can mourn through music

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