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Dec. 18 2014

Classical Critics Pick the Top Music Recordings of 2014

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The classical music critics of The Times pick the best recordings of 2014, from orchestral explosions to intimate songs.

Dec. 17 2014

Through Survivors’ Dark-Hued Chords, Conveying the Trauma of a Century

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A program called “Requiem for the 20th Century” at Carnegie Hall offers an antidote to festive cheer.

Dec. 16 2014

Never Too Young to Take On Beethoven and Bartok

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At 18, Stephen Waarts takes on a daunting program of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 8 at Merkin Concert Hall.

Dec. 16 2014

She’s a Lumberjack, She’s O.K., and She’s in ‘The Messiah’

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A Monty Python sensibility permeates “The Messiah” in a comic oratorio based on the film “Life of Brian,” at Carnegie Hall.

Dec. 14 2014

Some Fresh Faces Add New Energy to Bach

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s annual holiday “Brandenburg” concert benefited from new participants this year.

Dec. 14 2014

A Steady Hand at the Helm as Heat Turns Into Sparks

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Christoph von Dohnanyi conducted the New York Philharmonic in works by Dvorak at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.

Dec. 13 2014

The Funniest Classical Music Performances of 2014

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Classical music is serious business, yet some of this year’s performances were playful and wickedly funny.

Dec. 13 2014

Angelique Kidjo Had Them Dancing in the Aisles

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From Angelique Kidjo to the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, the voices that soared above the rest in 2014.

Dec. 13 2014

Anthony Tommasini’s 10 Best Classical Music Events of 2014

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The year’s memorable productions in classical music took place in major concert halls as well as in small spaces.

Dec. 13 2014

Holiday Concerts for Every Taste

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Celebrate the holiday season with something different: chamber music and a solo recital with a modern twist.

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