Terence Blanchard Makes History At The Metropolitan Opera Mon, 9/27/2021 - 9:07 am Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the Charles M. Blow memoir of the same title, is the first work by a Black composer to be staged by the Metropolitan Opera. Watch A Massive Violin Transport Musicians Down Venice's Grand Canal Mon, 9/20/2021 - 4:05 pm The wooden vessel is called "Noah's Violin." As it floated through Venice's Grand Canal on Saturday, members of the string quartet on board serenaded viewers with their own (real) instruments. Bach, 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, I. Allegro' (Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin) Fri, 9/17/2021 - 1:15 pm Still a crowd-pleaser after 300 years. Igor Levit, 'Fugue No. 7 In A Major, Op. 87' (Dmitri Shostakovich) Thu, 9/9/2021 - 7:28 pm For a taste of the pianist's technique, here's a lighter mood from Shostakovich that sparkles with interlocking inner voices that ripple as clear as a mountain stream. Víkingur Ólafsson Wants To Change Your Mind About Mozart Fri, 9/3/2021 - 5:49 pm On his new album, Mozart & Contemporaries, the deep-thinking pianist from Iceland aims to debunk the image of Amadeus as the giggling savant by contrasting his music with that of his peers.