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Music the artform and artists

How a Mariachi Band Gave Life to These Leonard Cohen Deep Cuts

When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier this year, many applauded the fact that the committee decided to recognize a songwriter as part of the art form.

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Film-score master Ennio Morricone reflects on the good, better, and best-yet of a 60-year career

It is happily surprising to find that a man who has penned 600 compositions in a professional career of 60 years - hence the Morricone 60 title for the album out Friday - can still take delight in rehearing or reconfiguring his classics.


How Newark became one of the greatest jazz cities in the world

History has defined the New Jersey city as a hub for a host of jazz musicians from Sarah Vaughan to Christian McBride, and it remains a vibrant destination for fans of the genre.

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Ces compositeurs qui n’ont écrit qu’un opéra

Du XVIIIe au XXe siècle, les compositeurs se divisent entre ceux qui composent des opéras, souvent en grande quantité, et les plus frileux qui ne se prêtent au jeu qu’une seule fois.

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The Man Who Invented Modern Music

Of all the architects of our modern music industry, few are more forgotten or more important than Emile Berliner.

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At 92, Charles Aznavour Is Still With His First Love — His Audience

While Charles Aznavour became one of the most famous French performers of his day, he is also very proud of his Armenian heritage. His grandparents had fled the genocide in Turkey, and Aznavour now serves as Armenia's ambassador in Geneva to both the Swiss and the U.N. institutions there.


Before Verdi There Was Rossini

The two men met in Bologna in June 1842, and Verdi quickly admired his older colleague. Verdi was able to discuss with Rossini his many operas and it seems that he particularly came to learn a lot about L’Italiana in Algeri, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and what was known in Italian as Guglielmo Tell.


New York Rock: The Birth of Punk, an Oral History

As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has long been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and musical genres. And perhaps no music origin story has inspired as much appreciation, celebration, and imitation as the birth of punk rock in New York City in the 1970s.


Le plus vieux morceau de musique crée par ordinateur a été restauré

En 1951, pour la première fois des morceaux de musique étaient créés non pas à l’aide d’instruments, mais par ordinateur. Ils sont nés dans le laboratoire du mathématicien Alan Turing et viennent d’être restaurés par des chercheurs.

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