Building the ‘Ring’: The Week in Classical Music

Alex Marshall spoke to the organists of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, who are relieved by the positive news about the great instrument’s condition after the brutal fire. “When you play the organ,” one of them said, “the stones are singing.”

I’ve listened to a little of Andras Schiff’s new Schubert album, recorded on a period fortepiano. It’s difficult, after hearing these works played so many times on modern pianos, to accept an instrument with such a different basic sound, but Mr. Schiff’s playing is, as ever, alert and intelligent. It’s on Spotify:

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