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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:03:19 -0500
Classical Music in NYC This Week
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:24:29 -0500
Review: Lady Gaga Unplugged, Sort Of, in ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’
This documentary depicts Lady Gaga as a disciplined, accomplished performer, but one who inhabits a peculiar isolation despite her fame. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:24 -0500
BTS Takes a Different Approach to K-pop: Ease
On this boy band’s new EP, “Love Yourself: ‘Her’,” the group steps back from the genre’s sometimes manic energy. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:22:34 -0500
Moses Sumney Does Not Sing Love Songs
The Los Angeles musician questions our culture’s fixation on couples in love on his dreamy debut album, “Aromanticism.” Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:31:13 -0500

Classical : NPR
'When You Gonna Get A Real Job?': Philip Glass And Devonté Hynes Compare Notes
Watch the two musicians, nearly 50 years apart in age, talk about the pains of striking out on your own, the pulse of New York, and the role of the artist today. Plus about a hundred other ideas. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0400
Kishi Bashi With Strings On Mountain Stage
Hear the eclectic pop maestro blend rock, pop and classic musical during his front-and-center debut on Mountain Stage. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:39:00 -0400
'We Shall Not Be Moved': A New Opera Traces The Legacy Of The 1985 MOVE Bombing
The opera, presented by Opera Philadelphia with the Apollo Theater, had its world premiere Sept. 16. It revisits the house at the center of the bombing and its impact on Philadelphia's youth today. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:54:50 -0400
Opera Star Kiri Te Kanawa Has Retired
Although she already hasn't sung publicly in nearly a year, the 73-year-old lyric soprano from New Zealand told the BBC Wednesday morning: "That's it." Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:49:00 -0400
Turn It Down: Morton Feldman's Silent Revolution
If you've never heard For Bunita Marcus, pianist Marc-André Hamelin predicts it'll be either the most aggravating thing you've ever heard, or the best migraine medicine you've ever had. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400
parterre box
Steal me, sweet thieves
Ali Baba ou Les Quarantes Voleurs continues straight-tone September with Teresa Stich-Randall as its heroine while Alfredo Kraus scales the heights with another Nadir. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:32 +0000
O Don Magnifico
Happy 65th birthday baritone Alessandro Corbelli. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:29:38 +0000
You’ve got to climb Mount Everest
In this Sunday's New York Times, Our Own JJ (not pictured except in spirit) examines why Bellini's Norma should be considered "the Everest of Opera." Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:22:01 +0000
Triumphal Arc
Tchaikovsky’s Orleánskaia Djeva (The Maid of Orleans) kicked off Odyssey’s Opera's fifth season Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:32:04 +0000
“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful”
Happy 83rd birthday actress Sophia Loren. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:09:48 +0000
Jazz
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:03:19 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:19:39 -0500
At 30, What Does Jazz at Lincoln Center Mean?
With Wynton Marsalis at the helm, the organization stays the traditionalist course. But it has expanded its educational and digital footprint. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:41:00 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:00:13 -0500
Charlie Parker’s Rules
A music professor writes that the jazz musician exceeded the musical norms of his peers. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:26:56 -0500

Jazz : NPR
Shocking Omissions: Matana Roberts' Sublime And Triumphant 'River Run Thee'
On River Run Thee, Roberts immerses herself and the listener in a history of anguish, and channels it all into a magnetic unity, a postmodern opus. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:58 -0400
Veronica Nunn On Piano Jazz
Hear the jazz singer demonstrate her soulful technique in this 2008 episode hosted by Marian McPartland. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:03:57 -0400
Songs We Love: Sarah Elizabeth Charles, 'Change To Come'
Inspired by the death of Eric Garner, the jazz singer asks an essential question in the spacious track, featuring trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: "What is needed for the change to come?" Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:26 -0400
Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta: Tireless Rights Advocate — And Jazz Fan
Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta visits Alt.Latino to talk about the new documentary about her life. We also talk history, politics and music. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:44:00 -0400
Esperanza Spalding's 'Exposure': A Creative Marathon, Live In The Studio
Bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding will be in the recording studio for 77 hours, conjuring her next album out of thin air. We'll be watching closely — and so can you. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:11:00 -0400
NewMusicBox
The Role of Listeners in a Post-Genre Context
If a composer has no intent of writing within the “classical” genre label, then attempting to understand the piece through a classical lens is irrelevant. But what about the listener? There is no doubt that all listeners have pre-existing connotations surrounding certain types of sounds. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:13:42 +0000
Notes from the Custerdome: A Jazz Appreciation of Steely Dan
Steely Dan proved that pop music could be harmonically complex and quirky in the early to mid-'70s, when the then-new FM format allowed for longer cuts, and more expansive playlists, genre-wise. But the source of their signature sound was their incorporation of the jazz aesthetic in every aspect of their already broad musical conception. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:56:14 +0000
Thinking About Language in a Post-Genre Context
Hannah Schiller’s research into polystylism in today's new music led her to question the utility of a genre-based framework entirely. But when those terms are absent, how do we create cohesive language that can be realistically used to discuss and promote music? Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:32:34 +0000
Remembering Halim El-Dabh (1921-2017): A Citizen of the “Fourth World”
According to Tommy McCutchon, "'Fourth World Music' has become a dominant sub-genre designation for any music that combines avant-garde electronic processing with a mélange of world music aesthetics." But Halim El-Dabh (1921-2017) was a citizen of the Fourth World throughout a three-quarter century career as a composer, teacher, and musical thinker. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:58:44 +0000
Harmonies That Welcomed Imagination—Remembering John Abercrombie (1944-2017)
John Abercrombie set the template for me as far as how to play music with an open mind. The special thing that stands out about John is his natural democratic manner as a player and writer. He could not help it—it's just the way he was. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:00:10 +0000

 

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