The Pointy End

Comment soigner les maux des musiciens ?

A Paris, la Clinique du musicien s'est spécialisée dans le soin des pathologies liées à la pratique d'un instrument.

France Musique

Jazz et amitié...

... ou comment le jazz s'enflamme, dès qu'il s'agit d'amitié.

France Musique

Why Don’t More Classical Musicians Improvise?

Improvisation is a nearly obsolete art in classical music these days. But virtuosos used to improvise all the time.

WQXR

Is music universal? Montreal researchers put Pygmies and hipsters to a physiological test

If a Pygmy sings in a Congolese rainforest, will a Montreal hipster listening to a Pygmy audio clip feel his joy?

The Globe and Mail

William Christie - Honorary Doctor

"As a passionate interpreter of French Baroque music he integrates the treasures of painting, language, poetry, rhetoric and garden architecture from this period into his performances."

Leiden University

Leadership and the Art of Orchestra Conducting

Read however many books you like about the principles of leadership, but in watching an orchestra rehearse a new piece for two hours, you can learn everything there is to know about leadership.

Forbes

La Philharmonie de Paris: is this a new musical and social future for Paris?

The controversial concert hall might not have been quite finished and its architect might have elected to stay away from the opening concert, but it still sounded amazing.

The Guardian

What We Love And Hate About 'Mozart In The Jungle'

Pill popping, pot smoking, back-stabbing, bed hopping and tantrum throwing — now we're talking classical music!

NPR

Liberation From the Pathology of Record Collecting

Or: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace streaming music online.

New York Observer


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