The Pointy End

A quiet word about classical concert etiquette

Who says classical music must be enjoyed in silence? Despite a summer of mobiles, coughs and even a misfiring hearing aid, our writer refuses to join the tutters.

The Guardian

Young adults reminisce about music from before their time

New research suggests that young adults today are fond of and have an emotional connection to the music that was popular for their parents' generation.

Medical Express

10 reasons it's OK to use your mobile at a gig

From angry musicians to disgruntled audiences, opposition to fans using phones at gigs is rising. Here are 10 justifications.

The Guardian

The Salzburg Effect

You know of the Mozart Effect, the discredited notion that playing the music of Salzburg's favorite son for babies can promote better brain development.

WQXR

Martin Luther King and The Musical Stuff of Dreams

On August 28, the world should pause, and ponder, the timeless beauty and truth of the speech the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King gave in front of the Lincoln Memorial to a huge crowd gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

WQXR

McDonalds Using Classical Music to Fight the Thugs

While it's always good to hear about people turning to classical music, we're not sure what to think about the news that a branch of McDonalds is to play the classics as a way of persuading local thugs to stay away.

Classicalite

Study Music Playlist, 1.0

To all those who are about to study, we salute you. Everybody needs a little sanity when it's time to hit the books.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Music Festivals Are Environmental Disasters

Beyond good vibes and heady memories, a primary export of U.S. music festivals is garbage.

New York Village Voice

 

Haven't I Heard This Song Before?

"Songwriters have borrowed from each other, played off each other. People have claimed the right to songs in the public domain,". This is part of the art of pop."

NPR


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