Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Jordan Millar and Camryn Cowan joined an after-school program to learn how to compose. Now tens of thousands have heard their work.

Critic’s Notebook: What Does It Mean to Play the ‘Best’ of Bach?

This year’s Bachfest Leipzig in Germany focused on what the festival called the master’s 33 best sacred cantatas. But what makes them so?

Frances Walker-Slocum, 94, Pioneering Pianist and Teacher, Dies

The first black woman granted tenure at Oberlin College, she was a champion of black composers as well as a celebrated concert performer.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, a Leading Russian Conductor, Dies at 87

Mr. Rozhdestvensky was a tireless promoter of Shostakovich, Schnittke, Gubaidulina and others at home and abroad as one of the best-known Russian conductors.

Critic’s Notebook: A Tribute to Bach on His Own Turf: 33 Cantatas in 48 Hours

Bachfest Leipzig brings together some of the composer’s best works, performed in the spaces they were created for by world-class interpreters.

Review: The Philharmonic’s Women Can Wear Pants in the Park

The only major U.S. orchestra that requires skirts makes an exception for its parks concerts, which on Wednesday featured two preteen composers.