Music the artform and artists

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

He Helps Folk Musicians Stay Alive

India’s countless folk communities are in dire need of funding and technical and creative upskilling to relativize themselves in an increasingly globalized world.


Comment Stevie Wonder est devenu le premier geek de la musique pop

La légende de la soul fête ses 70 ans, l'occasion rêvée pour revenir sur son ADN musical très expérimental et technologique.


Milli Vanilli: la historia del fraude más grosero de la música pop

El dúo pera un invento de marketing: no sabían cantar ni tocar instrumentos. En un hecho único, les revocaron el Premio Grammy que ganaron. Uno de ellos tuvo un trágico final.


Five songs that defined Sudan's golden era

Many of the hits from 1960s and 1970s Sudan were resurrected during the protests that erupted two years ago.

Middle East Eye

The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos

Nannette Streicher has been marginalized by history, but she was one of Europe’s finest keyboard manufacturers.

The New York Times

According The Accordion Its Historical Due

Throughout the Classical and Romantic periods, the humble accordion and its simpler cousin, the concertina, were important parlor, chamber, and accompanying instruments.

Early Music America

Une histoire orale de Sun Ra, astre free-jazz de la musique cosmique

Vingt-sept ans après son exil extraterrestre, Sun Ra est toujours au firmanent. Deux des membres de son mythique Arkestra, toujours actif, racontent.

Les InRocks

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