The Pointy End

Ultimate Classical Mashup

Imagine if Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and 29 other legendary composers came together to create one work of ultimate genius?

Classic FM

In Praise of Blue Notes: What Makes Music Sad?

The idea of sadness connects the music of Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Holiday, the English folk singer Nick Drake, the metal band Slayer and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The New York Times

Shared Knowledge of Songs Bonds Children

Evidence suggests music plays a role in our early tendency to distinguish friend from foe.

Pacific Standard

Why musicians need philosophy

not as much, i grant, as philosophers need music, but nevertheless the need is real.

Future Symphony Insitute

Why we need to cancel Opera Australia’s national status

Opera Australia is not really a national company. It should become the State Opera of NSW and support should be spread equitably among all of the state opera companies.

Performing Arts Hub

Why is modern music so loud?

CDs have been getting louder since the mid-80s, as record labels fight to get their artists heard.

BBC

The 19th Century plug that's still being used

After rumours that Apple was going to get rid of the headphone jack in its imminent iPhone 7, more than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking them to reconsider. This humble plug is a rare example of technology that has stood the test of time.

BBC

14 Questions That Will Enrage Classical Singers

1. Wow, you're a singer? Cool! Can you sing something right now?

Sinfini Music

Pierre Boulez voulait oublier Mozart pour réveiller la musique

Défenseur infatigable de la musique contemporaine, Pierre Boulez faisait mine d’ignorer résolument celle qui était antérieure au milieu du XIXe siècle. Pour mieux signifier que la musique ne vit que si elle se renouvelle.

Slate


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