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In this oratorio, the story of a 16th-century bishop who preached social distancing

Charpentier wrote a short work dramatizing Milan's 1574-76 bout with bubonic plague.

From Aerosmith to Brandi Carlile, 10 great concerts recorded (mostly) in Boston

For those missing the thump of live music, here are some treasured performances from across the decades.

Some music to soothe the socially distanced soul

Some of these songs directly confront the black hole of annihilation. Others ignore it entirely. Still others just dance around the edge of the pit.


Brooklyn Rider has a new album about healing, for a world in urgent need

For its "Healing Modes" release, Brooklyn Rider commissioned five composers representing diverse cultural perspectives.


10 tracks to help soothe the mind

One critic’s favorite music for tuning out and forgetting about the world.

From Rockport, Tom Rush reports he’s recovering from coronavirus

The folk singer says he's starting to feel better "though mending will take a while."

Boston Calling canceled amid coronavirus concerns

The three-day Allston music festival, previously slated for May, has been canceled for the first time in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The epic dread of Bob Dylan’s ‘Murder Most Foul’

In his 17-minute song about JFK's assassination, Dylan brings the Baby Boom generation’s primal calamity right back home to 2020.