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Tim Page: ‘Glenn Gould had a lot of autism’

58 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Our dear friend Tim Page is the new subject on Zsolt Bognar’s series, Living the Classical Life. Tim is a Pulitzer-winning music critic, the leading authority on the American author Dawn Powell, an omnivorous consumer of music in all forms, a film buff and a professor at the University of Southern California. He is also […]

Discovering the social limits of music …. and El Sistema

In the new issue of Standpoint, I take a drive on the wild side to assess whether classical music can do much to address  a city’s social crisis. In other words, to see where the universal El Sistema remedy hits a brick wall. The school, as we arrive, is in lockdown. Lockdown? “It’s what we do […]

Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music's glass ceiling

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

With looks often described as straight out of a Bond film, Barbara Hannigan strides on to lead the orchestra dressed in vampy black leather, bondage boots and a wig. The Canadian soprano is rewriting the rules of classical music not just as a performer but as a conductor. Show More Summary

These New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Posters Are The Ultimate Nostalgia Play

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Han, Leia, Luke! Practical effects! X-Wings and TIE Fighters! All that classic music! Empires and Rebels! A lot of the impetus of The Force Awakens’s marketing has been the emphasis on nostalgia for the three movies of the original trilogy. Now there are three new amazing retro posters to add to that nostalgia. Read more...

New Music Coming for Nintendo’s Classic Family Computer

Nintendo Co.'s Family Computer, a videogame console released in 1983, will get a new software cartridge next year--for the first time in more than two decades.

Help us bring "I was there!" the musical back to Glasgow in 2016

As many of you will know my friend Andy Muir and I have championed the memory of a classic Glasgow music venue for a decade. Our website about the Glasgow Apollo has now achieved over 10 million hits and we have published an award winning...Show More Summary

Mogwai Remix Max Richter's "Path 5"

British composer Max Richter recently released Sleep, an "eight-hour lullaby" that is one of the longest single pieces in the history of classical music. Now, he's announced a deluxe box-set version, out December 11. He's also shared a Mogwai remix that'll feature on the record. Listen below. Read "Looking at 20 Years of Mogwai" on the Pitch.

New Yorkers tell soloist: ‘Classical music is so overused, so clichéd’

The violinist Philippe Quint took his video out for a stroll in Manhattan. The results of his impromptu survey are sometimes surprising, even shocking. Watch. Think about it. Share.

Christmas Idea: Berlin Philharmonic on DVD in Exotic Locales

If you have any classical music lovers in your family or circle of friends, who might appreciate a (relatively) inexpensive DVD set from the Berlin Philharmonic for Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. Every year the Berlin Philharmonic performs a “EuropaKonzert” at some exotic locale in Europe. As explained here: The purpose of this […]

ABO introduces Find Your Way

Catherine Arlidge at a CBSO Family Concert With the decline in public investment in arts organisations, and the perception that the audience for classical music is ageing, there is a great need for the development of a new generation of leaders. Show More Summary

Friday Night Lights Is Getting A Live Musical… And One Of The Original Stars Is Coming Back!

Who says sports and music don't mix? Friday Night Lights may be an Emmy-winning TV series, but it could soon be adding a Tony Award to its trophy case. The NBC football classic is about to get the musical treatment! It was announced on Tuesday that the people behind The O.C. Musical will be putting up The Unauthorized [...]

Daniel Smith Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues

5 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

The bassoon is an instrument that is associated with classical music and it is out of the classical music world that Daniel Smith has emerged into the jazz world. I was not familiar with him until I received his new Summit Records’ recording...Show More Summary

Thomas Adès Effortlessly Merges Modern Dance and Classic Concert Music at Lincoln Center

Dance has been part of the composer’s toolkit since at least the days of the medieval estampie, but in the modern age few have embraced it with the fervor of Thomas Adès, who writes concert music that writhes with rhythm. Adès spent the weekend presiding from the pit and the... More »

Alicia Silverstone Reunites With 'Clueless' Costar and We're Totally Buggin' (PHOTOS)

Post by Becky Bracken. It's the Clueless mini reunion that left '90s fangirls everywhere, like, totally buggin'. Yes, last night at the American Music Awards, Jeremy Sisto and Alicia Silverstone -- who costarred in the 1995 classic -- reunited onstage to introduce Gwen Stefani's performance. Show More Summary

Jennifer Lopez + Dancers Bring Dsquared2 Style to 2015 American Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez played host to the 2015 American Music Awards. Opening up the show, Lopez performed her dance classic Waiting for Tonight, before breaking into a routine showcasing the year’s hottest singles. Wearing a tribal print bodysuit, Lopez was accompanied by her dancers, who served up current men’s pieces from fashion brand Dsquared2. Show More Summary

Pentatonix uses the force for jaw-dropping 'Star Wars' AMAs performance

Your favorite a capella group has joined the dark side Pentatonix performed a rousing tribute to Star Wars at the American Music Awards, recreating the film's classic theme music. See also: Anna Kendrick gave the most Anna Kendrick-y...Show More Summary

TV Club: The Big Bad Bro hits New York in Flesh And Bone

Flesh And Bone is a soap. There’s no getting past that. It’s trash with a classical music soundtrack, and hopefully it’s been established through these reviews that I don’t see that as a negative or a detriment. One of my favorite quotes,...Show More Summary

This. Sick. Beat.

Why I have decided to hike with music Recently I have been wrestling with the idea of not taking my beloved iPod classic on my thru hike this spring. I had just assumed it would accompany me since I decided to thru hike the trail. I am definitely one of those people who does not leave......

In 'Star Wars,' classical music shows rare giant impact

last weekArts : Artdaily

In an era when many classical musicians despair for their art's future, the heroic brass opening of "Star Wars" is one of the most instantly recognized melodies in the world. When figures ranging from former US vice president Dick Cheney...Show More Summary

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last weekMusic / Classical : Sandow

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