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Music the artform and artists

Growing up without religion in the Soviet Union, believing in jazz

One of the world's great jazz saxophonists was born in a country that once outlawed the saxophone.

Public Radio International

Verve Records and the man who made jazz the sound of America

Norman Granz, the founder of jazz label Verve, was a divisive figure who did much to end racial segregation in America's concert halls – as well as masterminding the later career of Ella Fitzgerald.

The Guardian

 

Ukrainian Opera Singer Wins Maria Bieşu Competition

Ukrainian opera singer Yulia Tereshchuk became the winner of the first prize at the XXI International Competition of Opera Singers Maria Bieşu in Chișinău, Moldova.

WNU

 

Is This the Opera of the Future?

In an age of personalized everything – from medicine to marketing – personalized performing arts is increasingly in vogue.

Wired

The pianist who won the Internet

'Done is better than perfect" was the motto of the mid-aughts. Adopters of this Internet maxim won their place atop the search and social heap.

The Washington Post

The Sensational Sounds of Italian Cinema

Perhaps inspired by the dramatic emotions of Italian opera, the wide and wild world of Italian film music is particularly expressive and colorful.

WQXR

Graphic scores: celebrating the art of music

What is a 'graphic score'? And how do you play a picture? Explore these beautiful (and at times, confusing!) musical works of art.

Classic FM

The sounds of bronze and bamboo: Our musical heritage, and why it's important

The Philippines has such a rich cultural heritage that it is sad how many of us have no knowledge about the music of the Tbolis, Negritos, Mangyans, and other indigenous tribes.

GMA News

Why bossa nova is 'the highest flowering of Brazilian culture'

Bossa nova is not just elevator music or the rhythm button on a home organ. It's poetic, political – and a high-water mark in Brazilian culture.

The Guardian


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