In case you missed it
#96 • 15.03.2018
Daniel Mendelsohn on music.
#11 • 09.06.2016
What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
#72 • 21.09.2017
Roland Kayn’s cybernetic compositions.
#54 • 27.04.2017
A playlist by Sung Jin Hong, artistic director of the One World Symphony.
#74 • 05.10.2017
Remembering Klaus Huber.
#20 • 11.08.2016
“The Hubble Cantata” in Brooklyn.
Video of the Week
The Queen Takes Her Seat
Classical music is only available to privileged people, I hear you saying? That may well be true, but if it’s any consolation, even the most privileged people don’t necessarily have access to good classical music. This video for example: the queen takes her seat at the Royal Opera House Gala in 2012, and the fanfare played for her isn’t even close to in tune. We’re talking Brookline High School Band level here, folks.
Audio of the Week
You can’t really learn perfect pitch. But editor Jeffrey Arlo Brown got sold on the idea by a tacky website anyway. In Episode 5, he explores the connection between long-term memory and perfect pitch, and sings some ugly—yet correct—notes. (The series begins here.)