My 23 Valentines

Whether it’s through a resounding fortissimo in a grand operatic swan song or the most delicate vibrato of a pianissimo cello passage, there are thousands of ways to express love in music. In honor of Valentine’s Day 2023, I’ve prepared a selection of 23 videos that all evoke love, expressed through the voices, faces, hands, and hearts of the world’s greatest artists. Some of these works are tragic and yearning, others jubilant and rapturous—but all of them make my heart beat a little faster every time I hear them, and I hope you will feel their magic as well. Happy Valentine’s Day!                                — Théo ( editorial team)