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 […]
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 […]
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
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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 [...]
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
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 »
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 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
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
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
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 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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