In Perfect Harmony: Why Music and Fiction Work Well Together

There is an inherent problem about writing fiction that concerns another art form – especially if you’re claiming that your fictional artist has real talent, or is exceptionally good at what he or she does.

August 7th, 2019 | Tags:
Recovering Onstage After a Mistake, and How to Prepare Your Pieces to Help Avoid It

As the saying goes, mistakes happen, but when you’ve worked hard to prepare a piece, it’s an important performance or audition, or it’s a spot in the music you usually nail without any issue, the effects of a noticeable flub [...] more >>

August 2nd, 2019 | Tags:
Musical pleasures

We know music is pleasurable, the question is why? Many answers have been proposed: perhaps none are quite right

July 24th, 2019 | Tags:
How to Find Classical Music You Actually Like

Classical music has been evolving for centuries, so there are all different kinds of sounds.

July 19th, 2019 | Tags:
How to listen to new music

You know it when you hear it in a scary movie or sandwiched between Mozart and Beethoven at a concert: contemporary classical music, or “new music” for short. Here are some ways to get the most out of music from [...] more >>

July 17th, 2019 | Tags:
Curious About Classical Music? Here’s Where to Start

Our critic helps intimidated newcomers learn what to listen to, where to hear it and how to find more of what you like.

June 19th, 2019 | Tags: ,
You vote for my pupil, I’ll vote for yours – the truth about music competitions

Who will break the stranglehold of the Fifa-style music professors?

May 24th, 2019 | Tags:
Singing Against the Grain

Playing Beethoven in the #BlackLivesMatter era

May 22nd, 2019 | Tags: ,