Annik LaFarge's Chasing Chopin is a slim book but it stands out because it's a hybrid work—biography and journalism—with utterly lovely, vivid descriptions of Chopin's music.
Scattered throughout the world, members of Opera North's orchestra share how they are enduring the loss of live performance and companionship during the COVID-19 lockdown. They also share a mood-lifting, online isolation performance of a work that everyone knows but not always for the same reasons.
Approaching the symphony through politics, culture, and musical evolution, James Hamilton–Paterson considers how Beethoven came to bridge the Classical and Romantic periods.
Award-winning author Jonathan Keates whips up a brief but highly specialized work on why Handel's "Messiah" was so special from the start.
Old Wine, New Punch: Martha Argerich’s Performance of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto at The Kennedy Center
Those who regard the reclusive Argerich as one of the world's two or three greatest living pianists—classical or otherwise—would not have left the concert hall disillusioned.