composers

Media > Bach’s Holy Dread
December 15th, 2017

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The composer has long been seen as a symbol of divine order. But his music has an unruly obsession with God.

Media > The sound and the fury of Arturo Toscanini
November 22nd, 2017

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Arturo Toscanini’s boisterous humanity comes alive throughout a new biography by eminent music historian Harvey Sachs. To mark the 150th anniversary of the legendary conductor’s birth, “Toscanini -Musician of Conscience” will come out in spring from Liveright Publishing Corp., a [...] more >>

Media > You’ve Heard This One Before: When Classical Composers Use Samples
November 10th, 2017

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The history of art is a rogue’s gallery of sloppy thieves. Though artists often wallow over whether they are being original — the Bard himself moped in the Sonnets about whether he was capable of leaving a mark that was [...] more >>

Media > Historical female composers: a specialist’s guide
November 3rd, 2017

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Alexandra Coghlan urges us to talk less and listen more when it comes to considering historical female composers, and in her disc selection she avoids the giants, highlighting instead some lesser-known figures

Media > 6 Historical Figures Whose Side Hustle Was Composing Music
September 15th, 2017

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Sometimes it may seem impossible to follow your passions and pursue new hobbies. But these notable names made it work, balancing some pretty heavy daily responsibilities with some serious musical output.

Media > Breaking Elgar’s Enigma
September 13th, 2017

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Did a violin teacher from Plano, Texas solve the world’s greatest classical music mystery?

Media > Five Classical Music Rivalries That Left Bad Blood
June 7th, 2017

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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 >>

Media > The Man Who Invented Modern Music
April 28th, 2017

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Emile Berliner made vinyl a mass-market reality in Montréal