Critic’s Notebook: Luigi Nono’s Harsh Music Inspires Reflection and Action

Two New York concerts, including a rare performance of the opera “Intolleranza 1960,” celebrate a composer who lived and wrote boldly.

Critic’s Notebook: A Renaissance for an Instrument of Melancholy Magic

Aristocrats played it; Stalin feared it. Now the eerie, droning hurdy-gurdy is having an unlikely renaissance with masters like Matthias Loibner.

How Jonny Greenwood Wove the ‘Phantom Thread’ Score

The Radiohead guitarist has been nominated for an Oscar for best original score. If he wins, he may need to thank Bach, Messiaen and Britten.

My Favorite Page: A Lullaby, a Caress: Yo-Yo Ma, Ax and Kavakos on Brahms

The celebrity musicians, who play at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, choose their favorite page from Brahms’s three piano trios.

22 Musicals, Plays, Concerts and Festivals You Can’t Miss This Spring

Highlights from the worlds of theater, pop music, dance and classical, recommended by Times critics.

Watch Ping-Pong Make Its New York Philharmonic Debut

Table-tennis-playing soloists swing paddles, hand drums, small gongs and even a wine glass in Andy Akiho’s unconventional concerto, “Ricochet.”

Violin, Percussion … and Ping-Pong?

Two U.S. national table tennis champions play each other — at the New York Philharmonic. The unique performance uses sounds from an intense match alongside a full symphony orchestra.