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European Day of Early Music

The European Day of Early Music is held every year on 21st March, a day celebrating the beginning of spring, and one of Early Music's most important composers Johann Sebastian Bach (born on 21st March 1685).


Ennio Morricone wins his first Academy Award

His soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight was named ‘Best Original Score’ at the ceremony in LA on 28 February, making the 87-year-old the oldest winner in the history of the awards.


A guide to Pierre Schaeffer, the godfather of sampling

Nearly 50 years before DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing was hailed as the first album made entirely of samples, a French broadcaster envisioned a music made solely from pre-recorded loops.


Maurice White: The Audacity Of Uplift

Maurice White — the prolific songwriter, singer, producer, arranger, bandleader, organizer and conceptualist at the helm of multi-platinum act Earth, Wind & Fire who transitioned at 74 gifted us with years of optimistic, exuberant music that could instantly evaporate your frown into thin air.


Le Salegy à Madagascar

Véritable patrimoine musical, le Salegy figure parmi les rythmes, musiques et danses traditionnels malgaches les plus populaires depuis le milieu du vingtième siècle.

Music in Africa

Grammys 2016: Cécile McLorin Salvant and Maria Schneider are among the jazz winners

The Grammy Awards like nothing more than to be seen as getting younger, but that idea did not extend to 12-year-old piano phenom Joey Alexander in this year's jazz category.

LA Times

Opera's new voices: 10 composers making overtures to greatness

The Opera Guide – just updated in a new digital edition – features the world’s 100 most performed composers. With almost 20% of that number still writing today, its editor picks ten living composers who’re new to the guide.

The Guardian

What’s in a Song?

The songwriting process is cloaked in mystique, leaving music fans wondering who’s really behind our favorites.


Le free jazz, une musique d'intellos?

S'infiltrant dans nos films, nos séries, nos albums de rap et d'électro, le free jazz est de retour sur le devant de la scène.

Le Vif

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