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The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:38 GMT

Lil Peep at Webster Hall in New York in April. The lo-fi rap that thrives on SoundCloud teems with unruly energy. Can it survive the mainstream?

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Review: Jonas Kaufmann Sings an ‘Otello’ for the Ages

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:24:16 GMT

Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of “Otello” for the opening night performance at the Royal Opera House in London on Wednesday.The tenor made a long-awaited, superbly assured debut in one of the most daunting roles in opera at the Royal Opera House in London.

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Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:01 GMT

Alan Gilbert outside David Geffen Hall.Mr. Gilbert, the departing music director of the New York Philharmonic, will be the next chief conductor of a German orchestra that has a sleek new hall.

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Album Review: On ‘OK Computer,’ Radiohead Saw the Future: Ours

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:17:01 GMT

Thom Yorke of Radiohead at Madison Square Garden in 2016.Reissued on its 20th anniversary, the band’s third album still sends chills.

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Classical Music in NYC This Week

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:23:13 GMT

Ashley Bathgate will give a performance of Steve Reich’s rarely heard “Cello Counterpoint” at National Sawdust on Sunday as part of the Kettle Corn New Music series. See listing below.Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:15:07 GMT

The identical twins Tegan, left, and Sara Quin will headline the Saturday performances of the three-day Pride Island music festival at Hudson River Park. See listing below.Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.

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Rezension: Jonas Kaufmann singt einen ‘Otello’ mit zeitloser Brillanz

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:21:10 GMT

Jonas Kaufmann in der Titelrolle des “Otello” am Eröffnungsabend am Mittwoch im Royal Opera House in London.Der Tenor gab sein seit langem erwartetes, höchst überzeugendes Debüt in einer der anspruchsvollsten Opernrollen im Royal Opera House in London.

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Cellist in an Echo Chamber, Echo Chamber

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:50:17 GMT

The cellist Ashley Bathgate.Ashley Bathgate presents a solo recital at National Sawdust as part of the very approachable Kettle Corn New Music series.

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Young Country Music Heretics Join Forces

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:48:33 GMT

The country singer Sam Hunt.Sam Hunt and Maren Morris will be playing in Holmdel, N.J.

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Feature: The Ethereal Genius of Craig Taborn

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:02 GMT

He has become one of the best jazz pianists alive — by disappearing almost completely into his music.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Prodigy, My Favorite Rapper

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:59:57 GMT

Prodigy, of the rap duo Mobb Deep, performing in 2016.I was a fan. I became a friend.

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Laurel Halo Shakes Up Her Sound After Partnering With a Humanoid Pop Star

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:50:37 GMT

Laurel Halo, whose new album, “Dust,” is out Friday.The experimental producer worked on songs for Hatsune Miku, a Japanese pop star who appears via 3-D projection, before recording her new album, “Dust.”

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Twyla Tharp Returns to the Music of Bob Dylan

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:18:19 GMT

Kaitlyn Gilliland and Matthew Dibble in Twyla Tharp’s “Beethoven Opus 130” at the Joyce in 2016. Ms. Tharp’s latest dance, “Dylan Love Songs,” will have its premiere at the Joyce in September.Ms. Tharp’s “Dylan Love Songs” will have its premiere in September as part of the coming winter and fall season at the Joyce Theater.

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Paul Zukofsky, Prodigy Who Became, Uneasily, a Virtuoso Violinist, Dies at 73

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:57:20 GMT

Paul Zukofsky in 1988 conducting at Juilliard, one of the many places he worked. He received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the school by the time he was 21.Mr. Zukofsky, a musician of immense talent and exacting standards, had a life marked by strained relationships.

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Wim Wenders, Film Visionary, Makes His Operatic Debut

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:25:00 GMT

The filmmaker Wim Wenders.Mr. Wenders, the director of “Buena Vista Social Club” and “Pina,” is collaborating with Daniel Barenboim on Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers.”

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Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dies at 42; Forged Sound of New York Rap

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:28:10 GMT

Prodigy, the rapper from Queens who helped define the sound of New York hip-hop as one-half of Mobb Deep, has died at 42.Half of the duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, had been hospitalized in Las Vegas suffering from complications of sickle-cell anemia.

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150 Psalms, 150 Composers at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:16 GMT

One highlight will be a work by the composer Nico Muhly, who has been commissioned to set Psalm 63, which explores the thirst for God, for a concert called “Gratitude.” It will be performed by the Tallis Scholars at the Ethical Culture society.The festival will feature all the biblical psalms — some in newly commissioned settings — sung at a dozen concerts this fall.

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Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:15 GMT

Merce Cunningham onstage, with the composer John Cage to the right, in “How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run” in 1970. The image is part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s new digital archives.Playbills, posters and ephemera from the performing arts center’s history is now available through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive.

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Paris Journal: With Acrobats and Cake, a Paris Opera Celebrates Its Rebirth

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:24:05 GMT

A view of the Opéra Comique in Paris after its renovation.The newly renovated Opéra Comique draws on opera’s rich history of innovation — and circus acrobats — in an effort to appeal to modern Parisians.

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Why the Slants Took a Fight Over Their Band Name to the Supreme Court

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:11:56 GMT

The Slants, a small Asian-American rock group, have fought to keep their band name.In a strange case, a small Asian-American rock group may have inadvertently helped the Washington Redskins.

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Review: Operas Within Operas Within Operas: A Baroque Explosion in Boston

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:32:32 GMT

Campra’s “Le Carnaval de Venise” was the centerpiece of this year’s Boston Early Music Festival. From left, David Evans, Jesse Blumberg and Ryaan Ahmed.André Campra’s “Le Carnaval de Venise” was the centerpiece of this year’s Boston Early Music Festival.

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Hear the New ‘Singer of the World’ Winner

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:20:34 GMT

Catriona Morison singing at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.Catriona Morison, a 31-year-old Scottish mezzo-soprano and wild-card finalist, won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition on Sunday.

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Diana Krall on Handling Grief, and ‘Finding Romance in Everything’

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:57:52 GMT

Diana Krall’s latest record, “Turn Up the Quiet,” was the last one produced with her champion, Tommy LiPuma, who died in March.The jazz pianist and singer said the standards on her most recent album, “Turn Up the Quiet,” set her free.

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With ‘Witness,’ Katy Perry Is the Second Woman to Hit No. 1 in 2017

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:46:17 GMT

Katy Perry’s fourth major label album, “Witness,” earned her a third consecutive No. 1 debut.“Witness” debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart with 180,000 album equivalent units, displacing Halsey, who hit No. 1 last week.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Alanis Morissette Album From the ’90s America Needs Now

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:21:01 GMT

Alanis Morissette in 1999.The “Jagged Little Pill” musical can’t come soon enough.

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Critic's Notebook: Sónar 2017: 15 of the Best Sets From the Barcelona Music Festival

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:59:30 GMT

The 2017 Sónar festival in Barcelona, Spain. This year’s gathering was the biggest yet.This year’s festival, which has become a European institution and a magnet for fans of laptop-wielding musicians, was the largest to date.

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Jimi Hendrix Park Opens at Last, With a Purple Flourish

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:26:30 GMT

After more than a decade of delays, a park dedicated to Jimi Hendrix opened in his hometown, Seattle.The green space in Seattle has been caught up in a decade of delays and financial woes. Its ribbon-cutting came on the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop.

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Iran Bans Zumba, and Its Fans Fume

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:51:07 GMT

Zumba-themed wristbands.An Iranian government institution promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle effectively banned Zumba classes for being contrary to Islamic precepts.

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Listen to Three Hours of Music, From a Single Note

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:37:50 GMT

Randy Gibson, the composer of “The Four Pillars Appearing From the Equal D Under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield,” at his home studio in Brooklyn.There’s a lot of D in Randy Gibson’s “The Four Pillars Appearing From the Equal D Under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield.”

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That Decisive Moment: Mahler, Transformed: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:35:20 GMT

"Swan Lake," the New York Philharmonic and an operatic "Angels in America" were among the highlights.

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Popcast: Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 2017

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:39:24 GMT

Katy Perry, one of pop’s glossiest stars, explored a new direction on her fourth album, “Witness.”Three female pop stars, three different approaches: a conversation about their new albums, on Popcast.

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Playlist: The Playlist: A Different Side of Chuck Berry and a New Sound for Coldplay

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:03:52 GMT

Chuck Berry’s posthumous album, “Chuck,” includes a song that celebrates women.Hear 10 new songs selected by our pop critics from Algiers, Sad13, Cold Specks and more.

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Adding a Note of Turmoil, the Met Opera Loses Its Tosca

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:00:01 GMT

Kristine Opolais at Carnegie Hall last year.Kristine Opolais is leaving the company’s new production next season “for personal reasons,” clearing the way for the rising star Sonya Yoncheva.

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The Tupac Biopic: What Took So Long?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:29:33 GMT

Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur in the film “All Eyez on Me.”With skepticism from Hollywood and no support from the rapper’s estate, the makers of “All Eyez on Me” are under pressure to produce a hit.

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Jay Z Makes a Splash at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Without Even Being There

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:33:23 GMT

Jay Z canceled his appearance at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, but on Twitter posted about the event throughout the night.The rapper, who was inducted, tweeted about artists who have inspired him while a video message from Barack Obama played at the ceremony.

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