A song about joy vaulted Mr. Williams into the stratosphere, but now his long-running side project is returning with an album filled with outrage.
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Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.
Following mounting reports accusing the music mogul of sexual misconduct, law enforcement is conducting a preliminary investigation.
Mr. Simmons, a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say.
Leontyne Price, "Messiah" and "Carmen" were among the highlights.
Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.
Susan Graham and Paul Groves star in a tired revival of Lehar’s operetta after spending a night off during rehearsals singing karaoke.
She talks about her leap from the Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover” into adult fare as a trapeze artist in “The Greatest Showman.”
A scholar reflects on new information — and new confusion — about Purcell’s operatic masterpiece over the past three decades.
The media mogul Russell Simmons is accused of raping three women. Our culture reporter Melena Ryzik talks about The New York Times’s investigation into Mr. Simmons and the significance of women of color speaking out about alleged predatory behavior.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.
In his work with Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler, Mr. Murray treated the drum set as a palette of textures more than a percussion instrument.
Mr. Simon called the Cameroonian-born Mr. Nguini, a member of his band for 30 years, “the most creative musician I’ve ever worked with.”
He and three others from New Jersey formed the group in 1980 and attracted a loyal following with songs like “Blood and Roses” and “A Girl Like You.”
“Bangsokol,” one of the first symphonic works to reckon with the Khmer Rouge era, has its New York premiere on Friday.
The music mogul released a statement in which he denied accusations by three women who say Mr. Simmons raped them.
The hot spot Elsewhere seeks to re-energize the city’s D.I.Y. music scene, with a little help from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
After announcing an impressive “launch fund” this week, the New York Philharmonic opened a run of Handel’s omnipresent oratorio.
From Winter Jazzfest to the Newport Jazz Festival, our critic’s list of outstanding concert experiences.
The band will join the institution in April along with Nina Simone, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Singers gathered on their night off from the Met to let their hair down, choosing “Bohemian Rhapsody” instead of “La Bohème.”
The hotly anticipated staging of Puccini’s classic has already lost its soprano, tenor and two conductors.
The Jazz Passengers, Kamikaze Ground Crew and the Microscopic Septet explored their intertwined histories and looked to the future at the Kitchen.
The musical, which marries a 16th-century romance with the songs of the Go-Go’s, had its first production in 2015.
A show of donor confidence will help the orchestra staunch its red ink — and roll out its next maestro, Jaap van Zweden. But what about Geffen Hall?
The Irish band has its eighth No. 1 album, including one in each of the last four decades.
“A Tribute to Barbara Cook” will honor her life and work with a night of songs, stories and speeches on Dec. 18. Ms. Cook died this year at age 89.
The Oscar-winning actor concentrates on subtle acting in his new production of “Falstaff” at Opera Vlaanderen in Belgium.
Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.
The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.
Crowds lined the streets of the French capital to watch the singer’s funeral procession. “He was part of France,” President Emmanuel Macron said.