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NYT > Music
Industry Issues Intrude in ‘Blurred Lines’ Case
While a copyright infringement case focuses on the sheet music version of a Robin Thicke hit, the trial raises questions about the music industry and one artist’s debt to another. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Review: ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at the Metropolitan Opera
James Levine led a supple account of Offenbach’s opera as Matthew Polenzani took over the title role at the Met; a period ensemble played works by Smetana, Brahms and Dvorak at Carnegie Hall. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Review: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Alice Tully Hall
This period ensemble played works by Smetana, Brahms and Dvorak. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Cumming and Hall to Play Café Carlyle
The Carlyle will welcome Alan Cumming and Lena Hall for its spring season. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music Play Strauss’s ‘Ein Heldenleben’
Two orchestras say they performed the challenging “Ein Heldenleben” without knowing the other institution had planned to do the same. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500

NYT > Jazz
Orrin Keepnews, Record Executive and Producer of Jazz Classics, Dies at 91
Mr. Keepnews, a four-time Grammy winner, produced classic albums from the likes of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans, and helped found Riverside Records. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
5 Ways to Time-Travel (and Party) in New York
Anyone with a passion for the past can plunge into almost any historical period, from the Jazz Age to the Revolutionary era, for just a few dollars. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
William Thomas McKinley, Jazz-Loving Composer, Dies at 76
A hallmark of Mr. McKinley’s music was his acute sensitivity to the tonal possibilities of each instrument. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
William Dieterle’s ‘Syncopation’ on DVD: Bending Notes and Jazz History
Dieterle’s 1942 film emphasized jazz as an intrinsically African-American art form, even as it played loosely with some of the music’s history. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Chris Lightcap, Ben Wendel and Tootie Heath Have New Albums
Anouar Brahem and Jo Lawry are also releasing albums that feature wide-ranging styles. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
parterre box
Singing head
Howling in a language I don't understand" is an expression that gets thrown around a lot these days. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:20:19 +0000
Rome invasion
Given that Jonas Kaufmann just canceled half his Met season and Anja Harteros is, well, Anja Harteros, La Cieca thought it would be interesting for us hinterlanders to hear what this duo sounds like when both show up to sing. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:10:57 +0000
And now a word…
La Cieca (not pictured) would like to take a moment to salute our advertisers, whose generosity—and savvy marketing skills—help bring to you every day. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:47 +0000
Auf Flu des Gesanges
"Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performance as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen for this Wednesday, March 4, because he is suffering from the flu..." Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:07:40 +0000
Coming out
Christian Thielemann’s spirited, precise conducting and the superb, sumptuous playing of the Staatskapelle Dresden are the finest features of this strongly cast performance of Strauss’s Arabella. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:00:46 +0000
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A Wrong Note Sets The Right Mood In 'House Of Cards'
The show's distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:04:00 -0500
Bryan Hymel's Hefty High Cs
A young tenor from New Orleans elegantly launches high Cs in a stirring but punishingly difficult Rossini aria. This is why we listen to opera! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:27:00 -0500
Podium Diplomacy: Conductor Takes Chinese Music West And Vice Versa
5 years, 40 works: Long Yu wants China and the West to know each other's contemporary music better. He's launching a big project to accomplish just that. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:16:00 -0500
To Set The Mood In Period Drama, A Composer Paints Around The Emotions
Gary Yershon is up for an Oscar for the score of Mr. Turner, his fourth collaboration with director Mike Leigh. The two men share a philosophy: Never tell the audience exactly how to feel. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:53:05 -0500
Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country
The Grand Budapest Hotel might take place in a fictional world, but Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat was there to make it feel authentic. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:05:00 -0500

Marilyn And Alan Bergman On Piano Jazz
Host Marian McPartland accompanies the renowned lyricists and songwriters on "The Way We Were" and "Nice 'n' Easy." Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:03:00 -0500
Nellie McKay On Song Travels
McKay and host Michael Feinstein team up for "Pennies from Heaven" and "The Nearness of You," and she performs her original "Beneath the Underdog." Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:41:35 -0500
Introducing Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation
At Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he was once a rising star, the pianist returns with a new 11-piece band which combines his trio with many of the younger musicians he has mentored. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:45:00 -0500
Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso At Jazz At Lincoln Center
She comes from Israel, lives in the U.S. and has a deep affinity for Brazilian music — especially the improvisatory instrumental music known as choro. The clarinetist leads a new quartet in concert. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:31:00 -0500
Clark Terry, Ebullient Jazz Trumpeter, Has Died
A member of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, Terry also enjoyed a long freelance career which included jazz education and a featured slot in NBC's Tonight Show band. He was 94. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:20:00 -0500
Caroline Shaw: Yes, a Composer, but Perhaps not a Baker!
Caroline Shaw’s compositions are central to her musical identity and, in recent years, she has been venturing far beyond works that she has created for her own performance. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:01:01 +0000
Getting the Point
The power of making music is found in the accretion of work and thought we put in over a lifetime, not single moments of inspiration. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:57:10 +0000
A Reuniting Repertoire–The Guitar Music of Ernst Bacon
A casual, musicological meandering developed into a hunt for forgotten music and transformed into a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of music, art, fathers and sons. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:00:11 +0000
Remembering Tom McKinley (1938-2015): A Personal Reflection
William Thomas McKinley was a true American original and, to my knowledge, the first American classical composer who was also a major post-bop jazz pianist. He abolished this duality and saw creative music from a perspective of higher unity. Tom demonstrated how, musically and spiritually, one could embrace both—through notes, gestures, and at every imaginable level. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:10:50 +0000
Be the First Follower
There are highly visible musicians who are bravely sticking their necks out. They are not programming what the audience wants, they are programming what the audience needs. Contrast this with the classical groups that program rock or pop transcriptions and advertise it as out-of-the-box thinking. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:00:38 +0000
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The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Sasha Frere-Jones: The new R. & B.
R.​& B. has always constituted a large part of pop music. But, more than a decade ago, when Beyoncé was a member of Destiny’s Child, R. & B. was a genre like many others, healthy but not dominant. ’NSync, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Begin Again Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made “Once.” In New York, a high-minded and depressive singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley)—a British Joni Mitchell, perhaps, whose music seems crossed with . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: “Being Mary Jane” review.
In the first episode of “Being Mary Jane,” a cable-news anchor (Gabrielle Union) gets a booty call. While her drunk boyfriend waits outside the door, she plucks off her bandanna, hides her vibrator in a drawer, and frenziedly strips her wall of yellow stickies, on which she . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Briefly Noted book reviews.
paragraph class=no-indent> ASTONISH ME, by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf). Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, a young American dancer, helps a Baryshnikov-like star defect from the Soviet . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT


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