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Phil Anselmo & Child Bite cover "The Usurper" for Celtic Frost tribute LP; Danzig tour underway, covers album coming

by Rob Sperry-Fromm Two very busy heavy music acts, Phil Anselmo and Child Bite have managed to find time to record a cover of Celtic Frost's classic To Mega Therion track "The Usurper." The cover is from an upcoming Celtic...

Flights of crazy fancy

12 hours agoMusic / Classical : Sandow

Our music history courses don't tell us what classical music really was like, in centuries past.

One composer occupies all top 10 slots in iTunes classical chart

18 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Never mind that people who are serious about classical music avoid iTunes for its lack of metadata. Never mind that even the serious ones would struggle to name a successful living Italian composer. But this man is dominating iTunes this week like no musician that ever lived. And it’s not just because he has a […]

Streaming And Classical Music – Even More Dangers Than For Pop?

19 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“However, whilst metadata and audio quality have been the burning issues for classical journalists and listeners, it’s the economics of streaming that has been alarming certain independent specialist classical record companies. In fact, as far as they are concerned, streaming poses unique and far greater problems for the classical industry than it does for the […]

4 of the All Things Go Fall Classic's go-getters

Here’s a tip sheet to four of the must-see artists at the Union Market electronic music festival.

The Honest Trailer for Aladdin Explains What Those Songs Are Really About

It’s been 23 years since Aladdin’s release, enough time for the movie to be worshipped by a generation, made into a Broadway musical, and canonized as a Disney classic. The time is right, then, for Screen Junkies to skewer the film with...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A year ago, I saw on the front page of Wikipedia (of all places) that a show called The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder had won the Best Musical at the Tonys. After doing a little research, I found out it was based on a classicShow More Summary

Young educated Americans are ‘more likely’ than ever to dislike classical music

A study by two researchers at the University of Notre Dame has come up with some seriously bad findings. A sampling of 2,250 Americans were asked to rank 15 genres of music as liked, disliked, or ‘mixed feelings’. The replies were then compared to a similar survey from 1993. The key finding is this: Today’s highly […]

South Carolina Ballet Company’s Home And School Destroyed In Floods

The Pavlovich Ballet School, headquarters for the Columbia Classical Ballet and “renovated just this summer, has been completely destroyed. During the flooding, water reached up to the ceiling of the studio. Costumes and music scores were ruined. … The entire building needs to be gutted.”

Gig: Harry Manx – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester: Sunday, 1st November

Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. He appears at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester, on Sunday, 1st […]

Research: Here’s The Music Americans Hate (Uh, Oh)

“While in 1993, a college-educated person between the ages of 25 and 29 had an 8 percent chance of disliking classical (music), in 2012, a respondent in that same age-education group had a 15 percent chance (of doing so),” the researchers write.

Dart Music Specializes In Classical Streaming

Classical music hasn't exactly been the dominant genre in the age of streaming but Dart Music, a fresh face in the world of digital music, is looking to change that, in part by honing in on music's metadata issues. ______________________________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Classical music...

Review: Peter and the Wolf and Jazz! - The Amazing Keystone Big Band with David Tennant

The Amazing Keystone Big Band - Peter and the Wolf and Jazz! album cover I wouldn't say that if there's one classical music piece you've heard, it's "Peter and the Wolf," because orchestral melodies are woven throughout modern life, even if you're only vaguely aware of it. Show More Summary

In The Digital Age, Young Kids Need Classical Music More Than Ever

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

There’s a sticker on the plastic-wrapped CD I’m holding that reads, “Produced by Phil Ramone.” The late, great producer, who died in 2013, has a name brand that few other music producers can rival: He worked with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Madonna and Sinéad O’Connor. Show More Summary

Henning Mankell, Who Made Scandinavian Noir Big With His Wallender Series, Dies At 67

“Mr. Mankell, whose grandfather was a composer, passed on his love of classical music to his famous detective. Wallander spends many lonely nights listening to Mozart operas or walking the windswept beaches of Ystad with his dog, Jussi — named after Jussi Bjorling, the great Swedish tenor.”

GarageBand: Good Or Bad For Music?

“While audiophiles and classic rock enthusiasts might sneer at the software’s humorously simple design, digital natives simply see it as making something impenetrable now liberatingly accessible.”

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Boost Your Recall

Listening to Mozart may strengthen your brain. A new Finnish study found that listening to classical music enhances the activity of genes involved in memory. People who did this were better able to remember to complete tasks, per research presented at the 2013 British Psychological Society annual meeting. Show More Summary

ELDER MUSIC: More Classical Gas

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

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 that I asked him to...

Folklore and classicism from ECM: Dino Saluzzi's piano music and The Gurdjieff Ensemble

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Two recent ECM releases deal with the interface of folk and classical music, each in its own way. ImA genes presents classical piano music composed by m: Dino Saluzzi, a musician strongly associated with the Argentinian tango tradition. Komitas takes classical compositions based on Armeni... [ read more ]

Rise of the Synthesizer

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

You probably have trouble remembering a time when synthesizers were mainly used in classical music, but that’s they way it was immediately after the Moog synthesizer hit the market. But experimental rock musicians soon discovered the versatility of the instrument. Show More Summary

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