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Lang Lang Is Back: A Piano Superstar Grows Up
Returning after a career-threatening injury, the world’s most famous classical pianist is rethinking his approach to music.
The album was also engineered for musics streaming age. Since big streaming services generate revenue each time a track is played, they reward albums with many short tracks over those with fewer long ones, as with most symphonies and concertos. Within four mo… [+2035 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-07-24 10:05:34




Fairyland donkeys react to classical music
Children's Fairyland, the mid-century theme park for little kids in Oakland, California, posted this video of their resident donkeys reacting to classical music that is too cute not to share. Fairyland : Donkeys get a kick out of classical music! We were test…
Children's Fairyland, the mid-century theme park for little kids in Oakland, California, posted this video of their resident donkeys reacting to classical music that is too cute not to share. Fairyland: Donkeys get a kick out of classical music! We were te… [+2302 chars]
Rusty Blazenhoff
2019-08-23 12:00:20




California Today: Here’s What’s Next for the L.A. Music Tastemaker Jason Bentley
Thursday: The host of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” is stepping down. Also: Brown drinking water and a Getty wedding.
It wasnt really until going to college that I was able to get involved in college radio. That just opened my world up really wide. I got interested in underground dance music, house music at the time, which was not mainstream at all. So for me, a guy who gre… [+1122 chars]
Jill Cowan
2019-07-25 13:02:35




Roll over, Beethoven: Decoding the maestro’s musical style with statistics
What makes Beethoven sound like Beethoven? Swiss team used data science to find out.
0 with 0 posters participating EPFL researchers analysis of Beethoven's writing style, applying statistical techniques to unlock recurring patterns. Famed Classical/Romantic composer Ludwig van Beethoven had a distinct statistical signature to his compositi… [+3413 chars]
Jennifer Ouellette
2019-08-03 18:30:51




Your Baby Boomer Report Card
What grade has a generation earned? An A+? A C-?
Social Movements | A | Boomers are bad at politics because they distrust institutions. But this has made them good at leading decentralized social movements: environmental, feminist, civil rights, L.G.B.T.Q. rights. One lesson of the age is that when all m… [+1482 chars]
David Brooks
2019-08-08 23:58:38




In the key of G: Meet June Wu, Googler and concert pianist
June Wu loved classical music from an early age. A very early age. “There are home videos of me as a baby, conducting to big symphonies as my dad was playing them on the stereo,” she says. Her love of music has lasted to this day, as she flies around the worl…
June Wu loved classical music from an early age. A very early age. There are home videos of me as a baby, conducting to big symphonies as my dad was playing them on the stereo, she says. Her love of music has lasted to this day, as she flies around the world … [+1889 chars]
Megan Friedman
2019-07-26 17:00:00




Powerful Expressions of Indian Dance at the Drive East Festival
At A.R.T./New York Theatres, accomplished performers present the classical Indian ideal of storytelling through movement.
The brief but rich Drive East festival, at A.R.T./New York Theatres, Aug. 5-11, presents a packed program of Indian dance and music by accomplished performers from India and the U.S. One highlight is a solo evening by the Odissi dancer Bijayini Satpathy (abov… [+269 chars]

2019-07-26 09:00:00




A Revelatory Performance by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Richard Brody recommends a classical-music performance at Lincoln Center, of works by Mozart and Brahms, by the pianist Martin Helmchen and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée.
New Yorkers who can hustle to Lincoln Center on Wednesday night for the second of two performances, of works by Mozart and Brahms, by the pianist Martin Helmchen and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée, are in for a delightful set… [+4534 chars]
Richard Brody
2019-07-31 18:22:32




Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the Opera Composer Who Went Hollywood
His melodic gift rivalled Puccini’s—but his reputation suffered when he began writing movie scores. Now the classical world is giving him a fresh listen.
That sounds like film music is a put-down that deserves to be retired. The usual intention is to dismiss a work as splashy kitsch. Over the past century, though, enough first-rate music has been written for the movies that the charge rings false. Hollywood co… [+7644 chars]
Alex Ross
2019-08-12 09:00:00




Woodstock Didn’t Actually Take Place in the Town of Woodstock. Here’s Why
The venue for the legendary 1969 music festival changed not once, not twice, but four times. Here's why.
Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” the music festival that would become the 20th century’s most famous was always called Woodstock. But Woodstock, which spanned three days in August of 1969, was not actually held in the Woodstock… [+3260 chars]
Nadia Suleman
2019-08-13 15:00:27




The 'Is your child texting about' meme is back and still hilarious
It's a tale as old as time: Parents are dying to know what their kids are texting about. When cellphones and instant messaging accounts became popular back in the day, texting acronyms and online abbreviations were invented to make communication easier and se…
It's a tale as old as time: Parents are dying to know what their kids are texting about. When cellphones and instant messaging accounts became popular back in the day, texting acronyms and online abbreviations were invented to make communication easier and s… [+3388 chars]
Nicole Gallucci
2019-08-22 21:23:34




Blood Orange Announces New Classical Music Album Fields
Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion perform Devonté Hynes’ classical compositions
Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) is releasing his first album of classical music compositions. The collection is called Fields and its performed by the Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion. Its out October 11 via Cedille. Check out the tracklist and … [+846 chars]
Matthew Strauss
2019-08-20 17:08:10




Blood Orange Reveals New Classical Music Album 'Fields'
Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) will be releasing his first album of classical music compositions. The project is called Fields plus it's written by Hynes, arranged and performed by the Chicago ensemble Third Coast Percussion. The collection will be out on O…
Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) will be releasing his first album of classical music compositions. The project is called Fields plus it’s written by Hynes, arranged and performed by the Chicago ensemble Third Coast Percussion. The collection will be out on O… [+1141 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2019-08-20 21:30:11




What Myspace Lost
As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Myspace was never finished, only abandoned.” Not those words exactly, but if brainyquotes.com disappeared, and the Louvre burned down, and all libraries were defunded, and a solar flare wiped out all of Earth’s power, and a hi…
As Leonardo da Vinci once said, Myspace was never finished, only abandoned. Not those words exactly, but if brainyquotes.com disappeared, and the Louvre burned down, and all libraries were defunded, and a solar flare wiped out all of Earths power, and a histo… [+20702 chars]
Whitney Kimball
2019-08-21 14:30:00




The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and the…
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and th… [+6058 chars]
Jonathan Shieber
2019-07-27 18:51:35




Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music: An Interactive, Encyclopedic Data Visualization of 120 Years of Electronic Music
In a very short span of time, the descriptor “electronic music” has come to sound as overly broad as “classical.” But where what we (often incorrectly) call classical developed over hundreds of years, electronic music proliferated into hundreds of fractal for…
In a very short span of time, the descriptor electronic music has come to sound as overly broad as classical. But where what we (often incorrectly) call classical developed over hundreds of years, electronic music proliferated into hundreds of fractal forms i… [+4678 chars]
Josh Jones
2019-08-21 08:00:29




'How Do You Say No To God?': Opera Star Placido Domingo Accused of Sexually Harassing Women Colleagues For Decades
In the world of classical music, Placido Domingo is a rare breakout star whose fame bubbles over into mainstream celebrity: The director of the Los Angeles Opera, Domingo, 78, still performs to sold-out audiences; Sesame Street has parodied him with a muppet …
In the world of classical music, Placido Domingo is a rare breakout star whose fame bubbles over into mainstream celebrity: The director of the Los Angeles Opera, Domingo, 78, still performs to sold-out audiences; Sesame Street has parodied him with a muppet … [+2346 chars]
Alexis Sobel Fitts
2019-08-13 16:15:00

Classical Music Mashup III
Grant Woolard gave us the Classical Music Mashup and the Classical Music Mashup II, as well as other awesome music projects. Now we have a third iteration on the theme, where he seamlessly overlays and meshes different classical tunes. This video contains sni…
Grant Woolard gave us the Classical Music Mashup and the Classical Music Mashup II, as well as other awesome music projects. Now we have a third iteration on the theme, where he seamlessly overlays and meshes different classical tunes. This video contains sni… [+203 chars]
Miss Cellania
2019-08-22 17:46:44




How Quentin Tarantino steals from other movies
Quentin Tarantino's visual references to other movies have become his trademark. Despite what most people think, they aren't homages. In fact, Tarantino once stated in an interview that he "steals from every single movie ever made." Tarantino's unique style i…
Following is a transcript of the video. You don't have to be a movie buff. Maybe you don't even like movies that much. But everyone has heard of the name Quentin Tarantino. He is, without a doubt, one of the most celebrated directors of our time, with each … [+7161 chars]
Nathaniel Lee
2019-07-29 20:06:00




Call Them the Beatles of Electronic Dance Music (1997)
Kraftwerk, German band that pioneered electronic dance music, appeared at recent Tribal Gathering, Luton, England; band is now viewed as one of most important and enigmatic bands of time; photo (M)
Neil Young is often cited as the grandfather of grunge. To credit Kraftwerk as the grandfather of techno would be to humanize a band that likes to be thought of as part machine. Besides, Kraftwerk's legacy encompasses a lot more than techno. Think of the band… [+7768 chars]
Neil Strauss
2019-07-29 16:30:11
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