The Pointy End

La Philharmonie de Paris: is this a new musical and social future for Paris?

The controversial concert hall might not have been quite finished and its architect might have elected to stay away from the opening concert, but it still sounded amazing.

The Guardian

What We Love And Hate About 'Mozart In The Jungle'

Pill popping, pot smoking, back-stabbing, bed hopping and tantrum throwing — now we're talking classical music!


Liberation From the Pathology of Record Collecting

Or: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace streaming music online.

New York Observer

Les risques auditifs pour les musiciens d'orchestre

Ecouter la musique au casque ou en boîte de nuit n'est pas le seul facteur de risque auditif, les musiciens d'orchestre peuvent eux aussi en subir les conséquences.

France Musique

In The Italian Alps, Stradivari's Trees Live On

Antonio Stradivari, the master violin maker whose instruments sell for millions of dollars today, has been dead for nearly three centuries. Only 650 of his instruments are estimated to survive.


La musique et les mathématiques

Ce lien ne date pas d'hier puisque dès l'antiquité la musique est associée aux mathématiques.

France Musique

Navigating the Stage With a Disability

At a New York Festival of Song concert in November, the organization's artistic director and co-founder, pianist Steven Blier, zoomed onto the stage in his battery-operated wheelchair.

The Wall Street Journal

Arias at 34,000 feet

It is no secret that air travel is exhausting and unhealthy, prompting frequent flyers to take refuge in music or film to pass the time when sleeping proves impossible.


Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long?

"It was a beautiful song/But it ran too long/If you're gonna have a hit/You gotta make it fit/So they cut it down to 3:05."


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