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Audience Cultivation in American New Music

Historically, new music has sought to confront general audiences with unexpected sounds and forms. The present, however, sees the milieu of new music splintered into factions, each with its own loyal but marginal audience.

New Music Box

French Baroque Choral Opulence

The music from the age of Louis XIV reflects the same aesthetic as Versailles: lavish, rich in detail, infused with the dances that were so central to courtly life.


Jimi Hendrix, in his own words: 'I dig Strauss and Wagner – those cats are good'

Jimi Hendrix was a private man, but a new collection of interviews, thoughts and diaries gives a unique insight into his mind. Here he talks about arriving in London, stage fright, racism and the plans he had for the future.

The Guardian

Glass's Music in 12 Parts - but the audience was just as small

So few people went to hear the Philip Glass Ensemble perform in the UK in 1975 that it would probably have been cheaper to fly the audience to New York to hear the group there. Christopher Fox, one of that original handful, reflects how things have changed.

The Guardian

If it's country music and it's Kenya, it must be Elvis

Country is the most popular music genre in the US. In Africa, not so much. But here's an exception to that rule.


The 12 Greatest Wagner Singers of All Time

The finest exponents of the German master's operas from the 1920s to the present day.


Remembering Mama Africa, Five Years On

"I kept my culture. I kept the music of my roots. Through my music I became this voice and image of Africa and the people without even realising" - Miriam Makeba.

All Africa

What Lou Reed Gave Classical Music

Lou Reed never dabbled in symphonic music and he steered clear of writing a grandiose rock opera. But the rock 'n' roll iconoclast, who died on Sunday at age 71, was more than punk's most important ancestor.


Growing up without religion in the Soviet Union, believing in jazz

One of the world's great jazz saxophonists was born in a country that once outlawed the saxophone.

Public Radio International

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