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Year in Culture

The 10 Best Classical Performances of 2014

From Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk to Drumming, Clapping Music, and Quartet, our critic picks the year's standouts.

Recent Stories

The Met’s (Very) Long-Running Meistersinger Wagner's opera lingers on the moment when one era rolls into the next, when nostalgia is vaporized by innovation, decorum trumped by joy.
Life in Pictures: Wendy Whelan A prima ballerina’s farewell, from final bow to bedtime.
Neue Musik Simon Rattle's Berlin Philharmonic is the youngest 132-year-old around.

Profiles & Interviews

Fall Preview

39 Performances to See This Fall

From fierce cellist Maya Beiser to Susan Stroman's new musical, to storytelling by choreographer Bill T. Jones (while surrounded by dancers).