Economic rationalists would point out that most artists are economically unviable. That is true, unfortunately. Creative artists generally have miserable incomes from their art, and survive by teaching or waiting on tables. Performing artists do not have it much better; [...] more >>
Musical activism reached its zenith in the wake of the political turbulence of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Several years ago Cornell musicologist and professor David Yearsley wrote an analysis on Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Nur jedem das Seine (“To Each What is Due Him”), BWV 163.
One of the more enduring moments from The Sound of Music comes when a free-spirited Maria von Trapp (Julie Andrews) takes a handful of giddy Austrian children out for a singing rampage through Salzburg, Austria.