Music the artform and artists

Del Villancico a la Gaita: Venezuela y su música en Navidad

Villancicos, aguinaldos, parrandas, gaitas y todo lo que signifique baile y alegría hacen el marco perfecto para la Navidad en Venezuela, un verdadero abanico de diversidad musical en el último mes del año.

Tele Sur

How did Bad Bunny become the world's biggest pop star?

The superb Puerto Rican vocalist is now the most streamed artist on Spotify globally, but has never had a UK hit – something he’s determined to change.

The Guardian

Lebanon Just Lost One Of Its Musical Prodigies

The multi-instrumentalist is one of Lebanon’s big losses as he’d been the director of Lebanon’s National Conservatory since 2018. But other than just that, Saba was known to link eastern and western music and worked with notable famed musicians.

The 961

Without Ethel Smyth and classical music's forgotten women, we only tell half the story

Expanding the classical canon brings us incredible music and extraordinary stories, not least that of Ethel Smyth, whose compositions and pioneering energy filled England in the interwar years.

The Guardian

A temple of sound awaits in the UCSB’s collection of early music and sound recordings

Say what you want about the millions of digital songs stored in the cloud and awaiting your Spotify spin. Strolling through the rows of shelving units, each packed with cylinder recordings, overwhelms the imagination.

Los Angeles Times

Neil Young, influenceur absolu de la musique électrique

Vingt-cinq ans après Mirror Ball, foudroyant album enregistré avec Pearl Jam, Neil Young reste le parangon de la décharge électrique et de la ballade acoustique pour toute une génération de songwriters. Une figure moderne de la culture populaire.

Les InRocks

“¡La-Ro-sa-lí-a!”: por qué los cantantes de música urbana no dejan de repetir su propio nombre en las canciones

Es una costumbre antigua (que hasta Sabina parodió), pero con la popularización mundial de la música urbana latina se ha hecho omnipresente: los artistas dicen su nombre como un mantra durante los tres minutos que dura una canción.

El País

Why Do Pianists Know So Little About Pianos?

Unlike violinists or trumpeters, piano players rarely get to perform on their own instruments and must be adaptable.

The New York Times

Philip Glass and ‘Einstein on the Beach’: How one opera changed everything

Easily the most important opera of the last half century, “Einstein on the Beach,” at least at first, meant far more to those who witnessed it than to the art form itself, which couldn’t have cared less. Almost nothing about what composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson put onstage was opera.

Los Angles Times


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