A Song Of Stability From The Plains Of Estonia
When the young composer TĂ”nu KĂ”rvits puts a lush, new spin on an old song by one of his compatriots, the long line of singing traditions in Estonia continues unbroken.
Fri, 20 May 2016 09:00:26 -0400
Chat: listenersâ choice
During the dull season for opera broadcasts here in New York the cher public are invited to select from the afternoon offerings listed on operacast.com.
Sat, 28 May 2016 16:30:21 +0000
Born on this day in 1924 opera record and video producer John Culshaw.
Sat, 28 May 2016 16:22:37 +0000
I can scarcely remember a performance where so many conflicting thoughts raced through my mind as happened Thursday night during the Met Orchestraâs âbleeding chunksâ of Wagnerâs Ring at Carnegie Hall.
Fri, 27 May 2016 18:33:11 +0000
Songs We Love: Mara Hruby, 'In The Wee Small Hours'
The singer-songwriter faces her fears with a jazz standard about a love that once was. "[I] couldn't think of having a more proper goodbye to that home and chapter of my life than this video."
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:21:06 -0400
From Duke To The Dead, Ralph J. Gleason Loved It All
Two new volumes of work by the legendary music writer Ralph J. Gleason are out this spring. Though he grew up during the Jazz Age, Gleason loved acts like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead too.
Mon, 23 May 2016 07:00:00 -0400
One Year as a Composer, Computer Musician, and Teacher in Taiwan
Ever since I decided to become a composer, Iâve longed for the opportunity to spend a year abroad and immerse myself in a different culture. So after regularly travelling to Taiwan and learning about the new music scene there, I decided to apply for a Fulbright to spend a full year there.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:24 +0000
Communal Experimentalism in the Sixties: The Pulsa Group
As a group dedicated to exploring âperceptible wave energiesâ through light and sound, Pulsa created art and music that not only made group collaborations audible and palpable, but they also reminded their audiences and participantsâthrough light and soundâthat actions have effects.
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:16:33 +0000
Complex but EmotionalâRemembering Ursula Mamlok (1923-2016)
I met Ursula Mamlok when she was in her early 70s, and initially I didnât know how to define her. Who was she? Coming from Colombia, where I had only heard about one other woman composer of classical music before me, I didnât realizeâin all its dimensionsâwhat it would mean for me to study with her. It took me a long time to realize the levels of her strength.
Tue, 24 May 2016 14:19:05 +0000
Creation is Messy
Creation is messy. Artistic inspiration without the mess (and an incredible amount of work and planning) will never see the light of day. Our finished work is only as good as it is because of the untidy part. Art needs us to bravely embrace our inner slob, even though most of us prefer a little primping before going outside.
Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:49 +0000
The Peter Jay Sharp Library, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027