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Music the artform and artists

Le Cap-Vert, épicentre des possibles

En quatre ans, l’Atlantic Music Expo, qui s’est tenu mi-avril, est devenu un rendez-vous défricheur incontournable pour un marché des nouvelles sonorités réellement mondialisé.


Yehudi Menuhin: the violinist who changed the world

As president of the International Music Council, he gave a speech in the Soviet Union in which he praised the dissident poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

The Telegraph

Teenage Dream: Adolescent ingenuity is shaping the future of pop

The eight young acts presented in this Portfolio strike a balance between technical achievement and wily innovation. There’s something special about capturing them in this moment of early maturation, because nature will surely reshape them as quickly as they have reshaped their respective musical realms. They won’t look this way forever, and they certainly won’t sound this way forever.

The New Yorker

‘Hamilton’ and History: Are They in Sync?

As “Hamilton” fever has swept America, historians have hardly been immune. The megahit Broadway musical’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has won prestigious honors from the profession, including the 2015 George Washington Book Prize. But even among historians who love the musical and its multiethnic cast, a question has also quietly simmered: does “Hamilton” really get Hamilton right?

New York Times

The Guy Who's Making A Cappella Cool

Show choir. A cappella. Havens for nerds, right? Not so fast. If box-office earnings and the wild success of productions like Glee and Pitch Perfect are any indication, this sort of singing has made a giant leap from nerd niche to mainstream. We might even call it … cool.


James Levine quitte son poste au Metropolitan Opera de New York

C’est une page importante de l'histoire du Metropolitan Opera de New York (le Met) qui va se tourner à la fin de la saison 2015-2016. Le patron de la grande maison d’opéra américaine, Peter Gelb, a annoncé ce 14 avril le départ du chef d’orchestre, James Levine, qui quittera son poste après plus de 40 ans de règne sur les forces musicales du Met, dont il a largement redoré le blason.

The pioneering women of electronic music

Starting with Ada Lovelace and finishing with The ADA project, we’ve charted the visionary women whose experimentations with machines have defined and redefined the boundaries of the music.

The Vinyl Factory

Soul Survivor

Late on a winter night, Aretha Franklin sat in the dressing room of Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino, in Ontario. She did not wear the expression of someone who has just brought boundless joy to a few thousand souls.

The New Yorker

Jazz’s Takeover of Hallowed Museum Spaces

In the 1980s and 1990s, one of the big conversations around improvised music in New York was the institutionalization of it, particularly with regard to Jazz at Lincoln Center, which did it in the classical-music way: it defined what “jazz” meant, created a house ensemble and repertory, amassed a subscriber base, and put jazz in luxe theater spaces instead of clubs.

The New York Times

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