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Music the artform and artists

Is This the Opera of the Future?

In an age of personalized everything – from medicine to marketing – personalized performing arts is increasingly in vogue.

Wired

The pianist who won the Internet

'Done is better than perfect" was the motto of the mid-aughts. Adopters of this Internet maxim won their place atop the search and social heap.

The Washington Post

The Sensational Sounds of Italian Cinema

Perhaps inspired by the dramatic emotions of Italian opera, the wide and wild world of Italian film music is particularly expressive and colorful.

WQXR

Graphic scores: celebrating the art of music

What is a 'graphic score'? And how do you play a picture? Explore these beautiful (and at times, confusing!) musical works of art.

Classic FM

The sounds of bronze and bamboo: Our musical heritage, and why it's important

The Philippines has such a rich cultural heritage that it is sad how many of us have no knowledge about the music of the Tbolis, Negritos, Mangyans, and other indigenous tribes.

GMA News

Why bossa nova is 'the highest flowering of Brazilian culture'

Bossa nova is not just elevator music or the rhythm button on a home organ. It's poetic, political – and a high-water mark in Brazilian culture.

The Guardian

Standards and Creativity

To these questions, I would add, "Why?" Why is it important how a composer becomes a composer? Why is it important that performers connect with and perform music of the here and now?

New Music Box

Giuseppe Verdi at 200: An appreciation

Sony has issued a box set of classic Verdi performances from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its commemoration of the composer's 200th birthday.

The Washington Post

 

Venice - the city that created opera

In the early 18th century, Venice, a city of some 160,000 inhabitants, boasted seven full-time opera houses.

The Guardian


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