Settled in Sweden, the Man Who First Booked Dylan
Though Bob Dylan won’t attend the Nobel Prize dinner in Stockholm, the city has one unassailable tie to him: Izzy Young, who promoted his debut New York show in 1961.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:16:38 -0500
The Best Classical Music of 2016
A seething “Elektra.” Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel.” And who can forget those 100 bleating sheep at the Park Avenue Armory?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:34:03 -0500
Grab A Seat In The Studio With The Miles Davis Quintet Freedom Jazz Dance,a new collection of outtakes from the Miles Smiles and Nefertiti sessions, shows us Davis as a productive professional — a contrast to the tortured genius seen on film lately.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:31:00 -0500
When Jazz Was Cool
Cool turns out to be easier to define, or at least encircle, than many other cultural concepts, not least because it doesn’t seem to exist anymore. In an uncool world, where does a mass audience find jazz?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:36 +0000
2017 Grammy Nominees Announced
The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for its 59th annual Grammy Awards and the list of luminaries includes many people who should be familiar to readers of NewMusicBox
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:12:28 +0000
Nicole Mitchell: Endless Possibilities
Composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell’s move to Chicago as a young adult was a transformative experience, and the activities she was engaged in during her years in the Windy City were what ultimately determined her path as a creative musician.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:13:05 +0000
Getting close with Saariaho and L’amour de loin
Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin is the first opera composed by a woman to be presented at the Met in more than a century. Ronit Seter explores its creation, sharing insights into Saariaho’s style and process.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:51:56 +0000
Andy Costello: The Power of the Unexpected
Utilizing short pieces drawn from multiple authors, Andy Costello offers a playful exploration of communication and the power of the unexpected in performance.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:26:49 +0000
The Peter Jay Sharp Library, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027