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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Organ
Listen to the biggest, loudest, most extravagant (yet incredibly subtle) instrument of them all.
In the past weve chosen the five minutes or so we would play to make our friends fall in love with classical music, piano, opera, cello, Mozart, 21st-century composers, violin, Baroque music, soprano… [+937 chars]

2021-12-03 10:00:28




Models pose in historic vestments for Belgian cathedral catwalk show - Reuters
Clad in elaborate priestly garments, volunteer models strode down the runway to organ music in the Cathedral of the Belgian city of Tournai,
TOURNAI, Belgium, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Clad in elaborate priestly garments, volunteer models strode down the runway to organ music in the Cathedral of the Belgian city of Tournai, The unusual show on … [+2396 chars]

2021-11-12 16:01:00




Classical home listening: Philippe Jaroussky and Thibaut Garcia, Attacca Quartet and more
The countertenor makes a guitar album, while the Brooklyn foursome mix madrigals and minimalism in lockdown• In their first joint album, À sa guitare (Erato), the French duo of star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia give t…
In their first joint album, À sa guitare(Erato), the French duo of star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia give their eloquent take on music from the Renaissance t… [+2162 chars]
Fiona Maddocks
2021-12-04 12:00:24




Composer Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 - US media
The composer and lyricist was a giant of musical theatre with a knack for adapting unlikely subjects.
Image source, Getty Images The American composer and songwriter Stephen Sondheim has died at his home in Connecticut aged 91, according to the New York Times. He was a titan of musical theatre who t… [+7038 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2021-11-26 23:02:59




The Travis Scott shoe is postponed by Nike after the Astroworld deaths
With the passing of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, the Astroworld death toll has risen to 10. Scott and Live Nation, the organizers of the festival, have been sued by numerous parties.
Travis Scott arrives at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in September. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Nike has set back the launch of their Travis Scott collaboration after 10 people … [+2237 chars]
Sharon Pruitt-Young
2021-11-16 19:19:22




Watch All of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Performed on Original Baroque Instruments
Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons reigns as one of the world’s most recognizable early 18th-century pieces, thanks to its frequent appearances in films and television commercials. Upon its debut in 1725, The Four Seasons stunned listeners by telling a story …
Antonio Vivaldis The Four Seasons reigns as one of the worlds most recognizable early 18th-century pieces, thanks to its frequent appearances in films and television commercials. Upon its debut in 1… [+3462 chars]
Ayun Halliday
2021-11-15 12:00:47




Margo Guryan Dead At 84
Margo Guryan, the cult baroque pop singer-songwriter who composed the 1960s hit “Sunday Mornin’,” has died at her home in Los Angeles. The news was first reported by buzzbands.la and confirmed by Galaxie 500’s Damon Krukowski, whose parents were friends with …
Margo Guryan, the cult baroque pop singer-songwriter who composed the 1960s hit “Sunday Mornin’,” has died at her home in Los Angeles. The news was first reported by buzzbands.la and confirmed by Gal… [+2133 chars]
Peter Helman
2021-11-11 18:08:39




Meet the Oud, the “King of All Instruments” Whose Origins Stretch Back 3500 Years Ago to Ancient Persia
The word oud might make some people think of fragrances. Tom Ford’s Oud Wood currently sets fashionistas back between $263 and $360 a bottle: oud can refer to “agarwood,” a very rare ingredient in perfumes. But regular Open Culture readers may be more familia…
The word oud might make some people think of fragrances. Tom Fords Oud Wood currently sets fashionistas back between $263 and $360 a bottle: oud can refer to agarwood, a very rare ingredient in perfu… [+3432 chars]
Josh Jones
2021-11-17 15:00:29




Bach on a Möbius Strip: Marcus du Sautoy Visualizes How Bach Used Math to Compose His Music
“A mathematician’s favorite composer? Top of the list probably comes Bach.” Thus speaks a reliable source on the matter: Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy in the Numberphile video above. “Bach uses a lot of mathematical tricks as a way of generating music…
A mathematician’s favorite composer? Top of the list probably comes Bach. Thus speaks a reliable source on the matter: Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy in the Numberphile video above. Bach uses … [+3017 chars]
Colin Marshall
2021-11-18 15:00:07




Celebrating the Holidays
A roundup of the season’s festive goings on includes the Met’s Neapolitan Crèche, Kiki & Herb’s holiday cabaret at BAM, Heartbeat Opera’s “Messy Messiah,” and more.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes The countrys leading precision dance troupe, the leggy Rockettes, strut their stuff once more at Radio City Music Hall. Several times per day,… [+5908 chars]

2021-11-19 11:00:00




Ash Fure’s “Hive Rise” Is a Visceral Experience in Sound
Alex Ross writes that the installation envelops you in ferocious bass frequencies—but it’s no dance party.
In the nineteen-nineties, when I fit the profile of a young person, I sometimes ventured into tumultuous New York dance clubs like Twilo and the Tunnel, vaguely in the hope of making some transient r… [+7522 chars]
Alex Ross
2021-12-06 11:00:00




The Zombies announce 2022 spring tour
Psychedelic/baroque pop legends The Zombies will return to the US this spring. Continue reading…
The Zombies' Colin Blunstone recently had to postpone his NYC and LA orchestral solo shows (LA with special guests Weyes Blood, Susanna Hoffs, and more is rescheduled, but NYC isn't yet), and now the… [+1689 chars]
Andrew Sacher
2021-11-17 16:06:15




Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Music streaming as we know it is 20 years ago today. Rhapsody launched 12/3/01 and was the first on-demand music platform offering unlimited access for a monthly fee. The initial library had only 15,000 indie songs, but within seven months they’d brought on a…
Compositionally, More Than Words is a straightforward ballad, but it has some notable things going on. The song is played in G Major, but Nuno tuned his guitar down a half-step, so its actually in F#… [+5031 chars]
Scott Lapatine
2021-12-03 23:30:31




‘Cyrano’ Qualifies for Unusual Best Original Score Oscar by The National
The National's film score differs enough from their stage musical to put them in contention, along with original songs "Every Letter" and "Something Desperate."
Joe Wright’s “Cyrano,” starring Peter Dinklage and Hayley Bennett, based on the 2018 stage musical by Erica Schmidt (derived from the classic French play of unrequited love from Edmond Rostand), has … [+3057 chars]
Bill Desowitz
2021-11-09 15:30:28




serpentwithfeet: DEACON’S Grove EP
Read Vrinda Jagota’s review of the album.
Serpentwithfeet sings with an exultant tenderness that could make wilted flowers bloom. He is so adept at using his silvery vibrato to convey the extremes of human emotion that the baseline when cons… [+3539 chars]
Vrinda Jagota
2021-11-19 05:00:00




A Decade of Lana Del Rey: The Artist Talks Diarist Pop and Upholding Her Truth
Some artists launch themselves into the world with a cautious toe in the water; some make a huge splash. Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,” which may have been one of the first songs to “go viral,” was more than just a song — it was a statement of intent and a blu…
Some artists launch themselves into the world with a cautious toe in the water; some make a huge splash. Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,” which may have been one of the first songs to “go viral,” was mo… [+3176 chars]
alyssanmora
2021-12-02 20:15:20




Jonny Greenwood: Spencer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Read Matthew Strauss’ review of the album.
Pablo Larraíns Spencer is a story of fitful disappointment, an unhappy obligation from its beginning that grows only bleaker as the tale unfolds. The protagonist, Diana, Princess of Wales (née Diana … [+3479 chars]
Matthew Strauss
2021-12-03 05:00:00




How Can Today’s Piano Students Learn To Improvise? The Same Way They Did In The 18th Century
John Mortensen has made a thorough study of how music students in Baroque-era Naples were taught to improvise harmony and counterpoint, then a basic skill. And he’s seeing interest from present-day students who don’t want to play the same hundred pieces every…
by John Mortensen, November 8, 2021 Improvisation leaves no trace. A performer invents something in the moment, and off it goes into the air, leaving behind no documentation. This is a central chall… [+14012 chars]
Early Music America
2021-11-10 19:58:00




Beach House share first four songs from 'Once Twice Melody' (watch the videos)
Watch the majorly psychedelic lyric videos for the first four songs from Beach House‘s upcoming ‘Once Twice Melody.‘ They'll be releasing songs off the album in monthly chapters. Continue reading…
As mentioned, Beach House will be sharing songs from their upcoming new album Once Twice Melody in monthly "chapters." The first chapter has just dropped with the album's opening four songs and you c… [+993 chars]
Bill Pearis
2021-11-10 05:02:28




Tour news: Talib Kweli, Kool Keith, Wale, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, The Hollies, more
Plus: Marina Allen / Air Waves, Manchester Orchestra / Foxing, The Cribs, The Dear Hunter / TWIABP, The Zombies, Shiner, and more tour and festival news. Continue reading…
Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more. TALIB KWELI Talib Kweli has a bunch of upcoming shows, including dates in Portland, ME and Hampton, NH this weekend, an… [+2911 chars]
Bill Pearis
2021-11-17 23:43:04
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