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Conlon Nancarrow

The Superhuman Instrument

Conlon Nancarrow got player pianos to make gorgeous sounds that no mere person could produce.

Recent Stories

The Making of a Modern Classical Prodigy "I'm like, 'Have you ignored your teacher recently?' And they're like, 'Why would I ignore my teacher?'"
Marion Cotillard at the Philharmonic Arthur Honegger’s oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake gives us the child behind the icon.
Classic Diptych The semi-dynamic duo of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci has returned to the Met.

Profiles & Interviews

Behind Closed Doors

Life in Pictures: Wendy Whelan

A prima ballerina’s farewell, from final bow to bedtime.