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Mozart’s Bag of Memories: How Memory Powers Creative Thought and the Art of Connecting the Seemingly Unrelated

8 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

“In the course of creative endeavors, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding.” Literature is the original internet — an endless rabbit hole of discoveries, with each citation, footnote, and allusion essentially a “hyperlink” to another text, another idea. Show More Summary

Mixing With The Classics

by Chas Danner A reader responds to Wednesday’s Mental Health Break: Mozart Rap is nothing new – see the above version by Turkey’s rap superstar, Ceza. The text is not quite as wholesome as the one you showed, but it is a trenchant comment on the ills of Turkish society and politics today. Mozart’s Turkish […]

Mental Health Break

by Dish Staff For teens that don’t think they have anything to learn from Mozart:

Bachsmith DLC Pack Trailer

Learn how to play Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," Mozart's "Rondo Alla Turca," Bach's "'Little' Fugue in G Minor," and more.

Mac Lethal Gives Invaluable Life Advice While Rapping Incredibly Fast to Mozart’s ‘Turkish March’

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“You gotta try to lose your ego if you wanna gain momentum.” Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal (see previously) recently received an email from a 53-year-old high school music teacher who asked if he could rap about something suitable for their students and also if he liked Mozart. Mac Lethal quickly responded with a video […]

Take Five With Ana Velinova

6 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Meet Ana Velinova: Jazz vocalist and songwriter Ana Velinova has inspired audiences around the world with her wide range arstistic talents. With repertoire extending from Mozart and Stravinsky to Ellington, Dorsey and Jobim, Ana has shared the stage with many accomplished jazz artists including Bob...

5 Things to Consider Before Signing Your Kids Up for Music Lessons

As school year schedules are finalized, parents may find themselves fielding their kids' requests for music lessons. While the "Mozart effect" has been debunked in recent years (no, playing Don Giovanni for your child won't put themShow More Summary

Mozart Rap

In response to a note from a high school music teacher looking for safe-for-school lyrics, Mac Lethal proves his rap prowess knows no bounds, as he spits his rapid-fire rhymes over Mozart’s Turkish March Piano Sonata No. 11.

Mozart's Sister released debut album, playing NYC after Canadian tour w/ PS I Love You (dates, streams)

Mozart's Sister, the solo project from Caila Thompson-Hannant (Think About Life, Shapes & Sizes), just released her debut, Being, via Paper Bag last month. A mix of mid-'90s dance and R&B influences, Calia definitely brings her own strong personality...

Forget fruit, South African wine shows notes of Bach and Mozart

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Everybody knows that wine should have a good nose, but one South African vintner wants the world to believe it also needs a good ear. In a gentle valley near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, the vineyards at DeMorgenzon estate are serenaded by baroque and early classical music day and night, all year round. Show More Summary

Bonus Sunday Cat Blogging - 24 August 2014

I've gotten several queries about how Mozart is doing, and as you might expect, the answer is that Mozart is delighted with his new home. Last night at dusk he was leaping around in my mother's native habitat garden and chasing all the little things that only cats can see at dusk. Show More Summary

McGegan and Barnatan cavort with Mozart at Hollywood Bowl

If it’s August or early September at the Hollywood Bowl, you can expect Nicholas McGegan to drop in for his annual journey back to the 18th century.  Thursday night, he returned with another configuration of an old reliable concept – an all-Mozart program. 

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring...Show More Summary

Classical Opera's 2014/15 London season

Mozart figures highly in Ian Page and Classical Opera's forthcoming season in London. There is his Requiem with soloists Sophie Bevan, Sarah Connolly, John Mark Ainsley and Darren Jeffrey at the Barbican (8/10), soprano Miah PerssonShow More Summary

Villains Love Classical: The Supercut

When the avenging hero of Luc Besson’s latest thriller Lucy finally bursts in on the evil villain, he’s lying back, getting a cucumber-mask makeover, and listening to Mozart. It’s no surprise: The villain’s choice of music harkens back to Besson’s most famous villain, the Beethoven-obsessed madman of The Professional. Show More Summary

Newswire: Vanilla Ice decries lack of emotional truth in new Ninja Turtles rap

Much as even Beethoven was consigned to dwell in the shadow of Mozart, any artist who dares compose a Ninja Turtles rap must always feel the hot breath of Vanilla Ice at their back, laughing at their hubris. “Ninja Rap” may not haveShow More Summary

Castle Face sending albums to prisoners free of charge

Thankfully, we’ve progressed in some marginal fashion since the fictional time of The Shawshank Redemption, so that now, prisoners aren’t compelled to look like potential UFO abductees whenever Mozart plays over the loudspeakers. Music...Show More Summary

When Beauty’s the Prize

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Acis and Galatea” Mark Morris Mostly Mozart Festival David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center New York, NY August 7, 2014 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2014 by Martha Sherman Photo © 2014 Richard Termine Yulia Van Doren, Thomas Cooley and Mark Morris Dance Group in “Acis and Galatea” Mark Morris’s dancers may really be nymphs. Show More Summary

Theatre - Opera Australia 2015 season

From angels to demons, Egypt to China, and from Mozart to Cole Porter - Opera Australia's 2015 season has something the suit every opera lover or dabbler

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