A Room-Size Painting Becomes a Cello Concerto About Versailles

An 18th-century panoramic vision of Versailles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the inspiration for a new work by the composer Timo Andres.

Review: Two Masters Unite in a Meeting of Musical Minds

The tenor Mark Padmore and the pianist Paul Lewis brought artful intensity to songs by Brahms and Schumann at Alice Tully Hall.

Neighborhood Joint: Where Broken Violins Get Fixed. And Valuable Ones Get Sold.

Many string musicians, professional and amateur, visit David Segal Violins near Lincoln Center for repairs, maintenance and upgrades, including rare finds.

Seeking Orchestras in Tune With Their Diverse Communities

Symphonies are among America’s least racially diverse institutions. A new program aims to help musicians of color land orchestra jobs.

Kendrick Lamar Shakes Up the Pulitzer Game: Let’s Discuss

The rapper’s win for “DAMN.” is overdue recognition for hip-hop but raises concerns about the shrinking number of platforms for noncommercial work.

Review: Jonas Kaufmann Takes a Big Step Toward ‘Tristan’

The star tenor sang a substantial excerpt from Wagner’s opera for the first time with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Schubert’s Sonatas, and a Pianist, Come Into Their Own

Shai Wosner, who will play six of Schubert’s late sonatas in three concerts at the 92nd Street Y, says, “The music is not depressing but uplifting.”