Russian people, businesses and products with little or no relationship to the invasion have found themselves in the culture war’s crosshairs.
The Russian conductor Valery Gergiev and the diva Anna Netrebko have lost engagements because of their ties to Putin, as geopolitics and music collide once again.
It is overplayed all over pop culture. But the pianist Igor Levit says it is “one of the most beautiful pieces I know.”
A host of livestreamed concerts, the sounds of silence, time-hopping quartets and at-home divas were among the highlights.
Highlights include Philip Glass at the Metropolitan Opera, the Seattle Symphony and the pianist Vicky Chow.
Our chief classical critic took on the daunting Opus 110 in college, and now relishes risky recordings.
Large ensembles typically dominate the classical calendar. But the coronavirus turned the spotlight on individual artists.
The pianist livestreamed “Vexations,” a solo of four lines repeated 840 times, to evoke the crisis facing artists during the coronavirus pandemic.