Review: Sufjan Stevens’s Quietly Moving ‘Carrie & Lowell’

The album is named after Mr. Stevens’s mother, Carrie, who died in 2012.






Review: Missy Mazzoli’s Unsettling ‘Vespers for a New Dark Age’

In her latest album, Ms. Mazzoli has substituted contemporary poetry for sacred verses.






Review: 20 Years Later, Jodeci Is Back, in ‘The Past, the Present, the Future’

With K-Ci Hailey’s ecstatic wail at its center, the group’s new album mostly delivers the type of music the group was known for in its prime.






Review: The Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich Played at the Frick

The German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich presented his New York recital debut on Sunday at the Frick Collection.






Review: Dawn Upshaw Gets Down to Earth at Town Hall

Ms. Upshaw applied her soprano to an eclectic mix of classical songs at a show at the Town Hall.






Big Ears Festival Stars the Avant-Garde

This event in Knoxville, Tenn., included acts as varied as Tanya Gagaq, Rhiannon Giddens and the Kronos Quartet.






Jay Z Reveals Plans for Tidal, a Streaming Music Service

In a business where artists seldom have direct control over how their work is consumed, musicians will be the majority owners of the company.






Review: Paquito D’Rivera in Concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Mr. D’Rivera revisits the premise behind his album “Jazz Meets the Classics.”