After recovering from injury and illness, former music director of the L.A. Phil Zubin Mehta proves he has mastered Brahms like never before, sculpting a triumphant performance with the help of pianist Yefim Bronfman.
Best in classical 2018: The musicians who spread joy, justice and compassion when the world needed it
Times classical critic Mark Swed recounts the people who made music matter this year: Gustavo, Esa-Pekka, Yuval. Kopatchinskaja, Norman, Reid. A conductor who bridged cultural borders, a director who confronted anti-Semitism, a pianist who turned loss into stupendous sound. It was quite a year.