Category Archives: New York Times

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

Source: New York Times » Music

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.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

Source: New York Times » Music

The week’s most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

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Review: The Radiant Modesty of Janine Jansen at Carnegie Hall

Source: New York Times » Music

The violinist began a five-concert Perspectives series with a program of chamber music that benefited from her immaculate intensity.

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Your Week in Culture: Thom Yorke, JCVD, ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Dec. 10: Nicholas Nixon’s “Brown Sisters” portraits in Boston; Merce Cunningham alumni in Brooklyn.

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Review: Listening at the Met, After James Levine

Source: New York Times » Music

Performances of “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Norma” provided a glimpse at the post-Levine company, and offered reflections of social and political upheaval.

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The Star Power of Johnny Hallyday (Jimi Hendrix Was His Opening Act)

Source: New York Times » Music

In a previously unpublished interview, the French rock star, who died this week, discussed his favorite musicians, fame and discovering Hendrix in a London club.

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Finding ‘Hallelujah’: How to Navigate the ‘Messiah’ Landscape

Source: New York Times » Music

Our critics offer a brief guide to the (very) many versions of Handel’s oratorio strewn over the New York music scene each December and how they grew.

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The Best Performances of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

A critic shares his favorite moments, from Tina Fey’s sheet-cake meltdown to the NFL’s end zone celebrations to Betty Gabriel in “Get Out.”

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The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

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The Best Albums of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

Our critics picked St. Vincent and Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Julien Baker and Taylor Swift, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey — and many more.

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