Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. Oasis and Blur. Biggie and 2Pac. Music rivalries have a long history and classical music has seen its share of bad blood. Even though the music makes you feel great, there were definitely some composers [...] more >>
Chinese researchers report even a few moments of opera produce a thoughtful, empathetic response.
This spring the American Composers Forum announced the latest winners of its Champion of New Music award. The 2016 designees were the pianist Gilbert Kalish, who has tirelessly performed works by living composers for more than 50 years; the conductor [...] more >>
Though not yet at Western levels of quality, Chinese ensembles are improving rapidly
The other night, my husband and I were in a local restaurant. In a high chair nearby was an adorable one-year-old girl, be-bopping to the music on the PA system. Her hands were raised high, her feet were going a [...] more >>
For the first time in more than 100 years, the Met is performing an opera written by a woman. Here, we offer a playlist of other female composers, who are often overlooked.