Little has changed in piano design over the past century and a half, but over that time several distinguished pianists have tinkered with the instrument to serve their needs.
Projected titles, or surtitles, have been widely praised for making opera more accessible. But blogger Fred Plotkin questions whether they've improperly shifted the focus.
Summer means concerts in the hills, near beaches and in air-conditioned halls. Consult our guide to 15 of the summer's classical music festivals around the region.
The pianist Emanuel Ax – or "Yo-Yo Ma's accompanist" – is asked about awards he didn't win and the various "songs" that he performs.
When composer and rock guitarist Bryce Dessner of the National was asked to write music for So Percussion, he didn't just create a new piece of music. He invented a new instrument.
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