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A thoughtful piece on the state of play in Japan from pianist Josephine Yang: Music education begins at age 6 and lasts as a mandatory class until age 15 (during elementary and junior high schools). In elementary schools, music is taught as an independent subject either by the regular class teacher or by a specialized […]
“As female conductors aim their batons at cracking classical music’s glass ceiling, the Dallas Opera has invested in fueling their battle. The organization has committed to running the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors for 20 years, 15 more than initially promised, general director and CEO Keith Cerny said Tuesday.”
The Led Zeppelin classic "Stairway to Heaven" may have been pop music's first symphony. However, a recent lawsuit filed against Zeppelin - over claims that "Stairway" stole its signature intro from "Taurus," an instrumental by Sixties psychedelic rockers Spirit - proved to be a cacophony of accusations, evasion, bad behavior, brash lawyering,...
It's probably best that our IRL relationships aren't set to music, but it sure works for late night television segments. James Corden proved he can sing in more than just the driver's seat on Wednesday night's Late Late Show, when he...Show More Summary
Tall Heights have come a long way since funding their first album by busking on the street for 100 days. This August, the Boston duo are set to release Neptune, their major label debut, on Sony Music Classics, and today, we are premiering “River Wider,” the record’s first single. It’s a pretty track with a […]
The British band Portishead released a new music video for their cover of the classic ABBA song “SOS“, which was featured on the soundtrack for the 2015 film High Rise, and dedicated it to the memory of slain Member of Parliament (MP) Jo Cox. While the original version of the song was high spirited and […]
The Disney Interactive style team is back to recreate another classic Disney transformation. Inspired by the bold looks from The Lion King Broadway musical, stylists transformed one woman into high-fashion versions of four keyShow More Summary
Pianist and composer Nikolai Kapustin is known for his unique virtuoso pieces, which fuse the playful chaos of jazz with the perfectionist stamp of classical music. Pianist Dimitry Masleev demonstrates Kapustin’s music in this first-person performance of Toccatina Op. 40.
#DontSleep on Algebra Blessett’s Recovery by I. Augustus Durham | @imeanswhatisays | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Breakups and heartbreaks have probably engendered some of the best music created. Whether country ballad or soul classic, genres have no premium on conveying the whimsy of the heart. Show More Summary
David Bruce Gumboots, Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet; Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 11 2016 Star rating: 4.0 David Bruce's evocative modern classic alongside Brahms' autumnal masterpiece...Show More Summary
You don’t necessarily have to be a fan of classical music, or the piano even, to appreciate the historic performance that Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi recently held in Norway. Einaudi Partnered with Greenpeace for a save the Arctic initiative, where he performed one of his own compositions while floating in the middle of […]
How do you make a great song without a great composer? June is Black Music Month and to pay homage to the musical contributions of African-American artists behind your favorite classics, we’ve decided to celebrate the top 15 songwriters, hit-makers
Mr. Monopoly has his eyes set on some new property: Broadway. Plans are underway to lay down the classic board game’s first-ever Broadway production, titled, “Monopoly: The Musical.” Hasbro toys announced Monday that it's teaming up with theatrical production company Araca Group to produce the live show. Show More Summary
I've spent my entire life in classical music — 15 years of piano lessons, six years of cello, 24 years of singing with choirs, a handful of playing with orchestras, boarding school at Interlochen Arts Academy, a music minor at Emory University, a job as a church musician, gigs for [...]
Glastonbury kicks off Wednesday, and organizer Emily Eavis has revealed plans for the U.K. music festival’s tribute to the late David Bowie, whose death in January continues to cast a shadow over the music industry. American composer...Show More Summary
A classic music video about the awesomeness of fatherhood!
ELDER MUSIC: Hooked on Classics This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations...
First pass at my current favorites. The David First track is not obviously classical music, although maybe it is art music. His Wikipedia page shows an overlap with classical and I first found about him via Kyle Gann's Village Voice...
Veteran guitarist Ritchie Blackmore took the stage in Loreley, Germany this Friday at the Monsters of Rock festival, debuting the new lineup of his classic band Rainbow and delivering his first set of hard rock music in nearly two decades. Show More Summary