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Music the artform and artists

Without Ethel Smyth and classical music's forgotten women, we only tell half the story

Expanding the classical canon brings us incredible music and extraordinary stories, not least that of Ethel Smyth, whose compositions and pioneering energy filled England in the interwar years.

The Guardian

A temple of sound awaits in the UCSB’s collection of early music and sound recordings

Say what you want about the millions of digital songs stored in the cloud and awaiting your Spotify spin. Strolling through the rows of shelving units, each packed with cylinder recordings, overwhelms the imagination.

Los Angeles Times

Neil Young, influenceur absolu de la musique électrique

Vingt-cinq ans après Mirror Ball, foudroyant album enregistré avec Pearl Jam, Neil Young reste le parangon de la décharge électrique et de la ballade acoustique pour toute une génération de songwriters. Une figure moderne de la culture populaire.

Les InRocks

“¡La-Ro-sa-lí-a!”: por qué los cantantes de música urbana no dejan de repetir su propio nombre en las canciones

Es una costumbre antigua (que hasta Sabina parodió), pero con la popularización mundial de la música urbana latina se ha hecho omnipresente: los artistas dicen su nombre como un mantra durante los tres minutos que dura una canción.

El País

Why Do Pianists Know So Little About Pianos?

Unlike violinists or trumpeters, piano players rarely get to perform on their own instruments and must be adaptable.

The New York Times

Philip Glass and ‘Einstein on the Beach’: How one opera changed everything

Easily the most important opera of the last half century, “Einstein on the Beach,” at least at first, meant far more to those who witnessed it than to the art form itself, which couldn’t have cared less. Almost nothing about what composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson put onstage was opera.

Los Angles Times

He Helps Folk Musicians Stay Alive

India’s countless folk communities are in dire need of funding and technical and creative upskilling to relativize themselves in an increasingly globalized world.


Comment Stevie Wonder est devenu le premier geek de la musique pop

La légende de la soul fête ses 70 ans, l'occasion rêvée pour revenir sur son ADN musical très expérimental et technologique.


Milli Vanilli: la historia del fraude más grosero de la música pop

El dúo pera un invento de marketing: no sabían cantar ni tocar instrumentos. En un hecho único, les revocaron el Premio Grammy que ganaron. Uno de ellos tuvo un trágico final.


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