Watch a Conversation With Roger Waters
Our chief pop music critic interviewed the musician ahead of his first studio album in 25 years, “Is This the Life We Really Want?”
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:44:35 -0500
Bill Murray Goes Classical? Hey, Why Not?
The beloved actor and comedian will debut a new show with cellist Jan Vogler where he sings Gershwin and recites Whitman. There's a little Schubert and Bach on the side.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:50:00 -0400
Review: Valgeir Sigurðsson, 'Dissonance'
Hear music both bleak and magisterial by an Icelandic composer and engineer who wields darkness into a singularly mesmerizing art.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Broadcast: Der Fliegende Holländer
More Wagner listening excitement this afternoon at 1:00 PM, cher public, on the Met's Saturday afternoon broadcast.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:38:31 +0000
There was a moment during Natalie Dessay’s performance of Schubert’s “Gretchen am Spinnrade” when the singer summoned the ghost of her former self.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:11:18 +0000
The new journalism
La Cieca wishes to extend her heartiest congratulations to that journalistic power couple the da Fonseca-Wollheim-Stephenses.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:19:28 +0000
Yes, we have no Banat
In The Gypsy Baron (Der Zigeunerbaron), currently (through Sunday) enjoying a revival by the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, you get Strauss waltzes and patriotic marches.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:22:57 +0000
Regina Carter On Piano Jazz
The violinist brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins host Marian McPartland for "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "In a Sentimental Mood."
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free
In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:46:58 -0400
Commemoration Music: Narrating 9/11
In WTC 9/11, Steve Reich follows the repetitions and cyclical structures of minimalist and post-minimalist music, but applies a heavy editorial hand to his sources and their setting to construct an unambiguous emotional and affective narrative. Tim Rutherford-Johnson concludes his examination of memorial music with a piece that creates a sort of minimalist realism rather than an abstract space for contemplation.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:24:52 +0000
Composing and Motherhood
Though my commitment to composing is as strong as ever, I’m starting to understand some of the ways that composers who are mothers intentionally and unintentionally get written out of new music.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:59 +0000
Self-Plagiarism and the Evolution of Style
A composer's style becomes distinctive not only because certain ideas are present in many of their compositions, but because that composer has made compelling artistic choices deliberately and repeatedly across their body of work. Rather than imitating old ideas or forcefully repurposing them into new pieces, we can view a creative lifetime as a chance to create our own musical vocabulary.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:59:34 +0000
Commemoration Music: Working Out What’s Going On
Tim Rutherford-Johnson continues his examination of memorial music with a deep dive into Michael Gordon’s The Sad Park: "a rare portrait of doubt, anger, anguish, and bafflement that stands apart from the calming tone of official memorial style."
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:43 +0000
Practitioners of serious music have often neglected to take their physical selves seriously. But in new music today, a focus on the body as performing subject is gaining momentum. Ready or not, Jessica Aszodi digs into The New Discipline.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:10:33 +0000
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