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James Murphy Wants to Justify LCD Soundsystem’s Existence (Again)
Six years after a dramatic farewell, the New York hipster rock star is back with a new album and an explanation. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:48:17 -0500
Encouraging Signs of Freshness at the Mostly Mozart Festival
Innovations that have enlivened offshoot programs at the Mostly Mozart festival in recent years infused some of the festival orchestra’s concerts. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:00:53 -0500
Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show
Pressure from conservative clerics forced Ms. Saeed to move, but not cancel, a concert that was to be staged at Ghazi Stadium in Kabul, a place made notorious by the Taliban’s executions of women. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:06:06 -0500
Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile
Mrs. Walker-Meador was the first employee of the Country Music Association and its longtime executive director. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:06:29 -0500
Bleak, Gentle and Sweet: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
A work by the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price, and a performance by Vikingur Olafsson were among the highlights. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:17:07 -0500

Classical : NPR
The Sun, The Moon And A String Quartet: Kronos Plays Live To The Solar Eclipse
The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:07:50 -0400
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Confronts Controversy Over Right-Wing Guest Conductor
Musicians are protesting the invitation extended to radio host Dennis Prager to guest conduct; they say Prager is "deeply bigoted." But music director Guido Lamell says: "Music trumps politics." Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:00 -0400
Forebears: Maria Callas, The Divine Voice Of Classical Music
Known as La Divina — "The Divine One" — Callas was an indelible presence whose artistry made her the icon and envy of performers across many genres. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis
The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways. Sat, 05 Aug 2017 08:11:00 -0400
Songs We Love: From The Mouth Of The Sun, 'Light Blooms In Hollow Space'
"Light Blooms In Hollow Space" isn't overly complicated — no need to overthink the quiet power of a musically evocative space and the heart-melting melody that overtakes it. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:57:00 -0400
parterre box
Darkness at noon
Happy Solar Eclipse! Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:53:47 +0000
“When you’re climbing Mount Everest, nothing is easy”
Born on this day in 1918 (but you didn't hear that from me) author Jacqueline Susann. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:07:16 +0000
Vous ne pouvez pas rester ici toute seule
A new Pelléas et Mélisande from the Vienna State Opera featuring Simon Keenlyside as Golaud. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:17:43 +0000
“Try not to bump into the furniture”
Born on this day in 1893 actor and director Alfred Lunt. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:57:51 +0000
Don’t send in the clowns
La Cieca sadly notes that LoftOpera has postponed their production of Pagliaccci (scheduled to open September 15) until a later date to be announced. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:19:12 +0000
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:52:16 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:41:18 -0500
Newport Jazz Festival Begins a New Era, With History as a Guide
In his first year overseeing this event, the bassist Christian McBride brought in kindred sounds and a slightly younger crowd. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:59:16 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:06:55 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:03:46 -0500

Jazz : NPR
As Jazz Fest Looks At 50, What Keeps It Alive?
Having cycled through a full generation of performers (not to mention audience), how does the grandpa of festival culture compete in the Coachella-sized market it helped create? Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400
Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz
Hear the award-winning pianist and vocalist's take on tunes like "I'm Old Fashioned," and a duet with host Marian McPartland on "Blue Monk." Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:17:08 -0400
Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe
The ambassadors of the French Quarter paid a visit to our studios in Philadelphia for a live session. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:21:16 -0400
Guest DJ Randy Newman
In this 2008 interview Randy Newman talks about his musical family, how Ray Charles has influenced his work over the years and what it was like hearing The Beatles for the first time. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400
Aww Yeah, Summertime — With The Robert Glasper Experiment
This special summer festival episode features a clever synthesis of hip-hop, R&B and soul, recorded live across two music festivals in New York City. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:08:00 -0400
Essential Tools for Xenharmonic Music
Even if you are an acoustic musician, I suggest expanding your xenharmonic universe into the digital world because there will be more choices of tunings and sounds. And vice versa. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:38 +0000
How to Produce Opera Outside the Opera House
How do you get an opera company to produce an opera that’s not really an opera? You don’t—you do it yourself. But it takes a network of support. Ryan Ebright explores the personal connections and professional collaborators that allowed Steve Reich and Beryl Korot to self-produce their first video opera The Cave. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:52:23 +0000
The Science of Sound and Tunings
As a composer, what drew me to use scales that have more, or less, notes per octave than our standard twelve-tone tuning–or xenharmonic music–was the boredom that crept up on me over the years of using the same twelve notes over and over, plus a curiosity about other possible tunings and what emotional chords they might strike. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:00:21 +0000
Rediscovering Ives’s Legacy
As I got older and began to compose, I began to understand why all of my local music teachers talked so much about Charles Ives. It wasn’t what I suspected growing up, that he was a middling-famous composer who happened to have been born in our town. No, they kept talking about Ives because he really is that important. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:08:57 +0000
What is Xenharmonic Music?
Using a different number of notes per octave, it is possible to write new music with new harmonic relationships that humankind has never heard before. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:00:17 +0000


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