Music the artform and artists

Fela Kuti – Africa's answer to Handel

Fela Kuti's crossover into the western mainstream has been gaining momentum ever since his death in 1987.

The Guardian

14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera

here are singers, directors, composers and those who roam the spaces in between.

Huffington Post

Frans Brüggen, A Pioneer in Early Music

Frans Brüggen, a Dutch pioneer of the early music movement, a co-founder and conductor of the influential Orchestra of the 18th Century, and a virtuoso recorder player who in his youth became (literally) a poster boy for the instrument, died on Aug. 13 in Amsterdam. He was 79.

The New York Times

Peter Sculthorpe took Australia's 'spirit of place' and made it sing

The late composer gloried in his country's landscape and the talent of the musicians he worked with to tell its story, says colleague and friend Richard Mills.

The Guardian

Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

Stewart's idea was to take the tuba beyond its Dixieland roots, where it was the original bass instrument.

NPR

Jazz et altitude

Ou comment le jazz atteint des sommets, dès qu'il parle de l'altitude.

France Musique

‘Opera Olympics’ returns to Los Angeles

Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition showcases the best young talent in opera from around the world.

The Telegraph

Who's Thinking About Retirement?

The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60. Even though Newport inspired thousands of other festivals, both jazz and otherwise, around the world, it remains a unique event in the cultural landscape.

The Wall Street Journal

Was heavy rock born 50 years ago?

The Kinks' You Really Got Me was released 50 years ago today. Was this the birth of heavy rock?

The Telegraph


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