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.
Though originally set to music, we almost always encounter the Ancient Greek epics as mute texts. But now their songs can be heard again.
For certain music enthusiasts, of all concert souvenirs, the bootleg recording is the most covetable. Neither autographed Big Gulps nor commemorative T-shirts exceeding the cost of one’s wardrobe can compete with the illicit pleasure of listening to performances exactly as [...] more >>