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• 21.06.2018

Analyzing an aural document of terror.

• 13.07.2017

The sounding objects of Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong.

• 26.04.2018

Russian classical music’s money machine.

• 13.04.2017

Steven Osborne’s piano psychologies.

• 21.06.2018

Listening to Simon Rattle’s goodbye concert in Berlin.

• 30.03.2017

What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Video of the Week

Galina Ustvolskaya

Ustvolskaya might be the only composer whose music is truly suited to our present moment. It is angry, thrilling, and resists any hit of patriotism. (Happy July 4th, by the way!) This documentary is special for the time it gives us with the composer herself: on a walk in nature, at home in her apartment, heading to church. “They’re still filming us,” she says of the documentary crew. “They’re doing that all the time.”

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Audio of the Week

Perfect Pitch

You can’t really learn perfect pitch. But editor Jeffrey Arlo Brown got sold on the idea by a tacky website anyway. His journey comes to an end in episode 6. (The series begins here.)

Editor’s picks

• 14.12.2017

Our staff writer finds the drama in early music.

• 12.01.2017

Talking motherhood and opera with Margarete Joswig.

• 14.04.2016

The composers who matter to Ilan Volkov.

• 06.10.2016

An interview with the journalist and musicologist William Robin on “a scene without a name.”

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