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Venezuelans respond to Gustavo Dudamel.
#65 • 20.07.2017
An interview with Brian Brandt, the founder of Mode Records, on the future of the music industry.
#12 • 16.06.2016
The present and future of artificial intelligence in composition.
#11 • 09.06.2016
Marin Alsop in São Paulo and Baltimore.
#33 • 24.11.2016
Music from the 64th parallel north.
Video of the Week
This week, we question the environmental impact of large-scale touring in classical music. At the same time, the art form has dealt aesthetically with the issue of climate change in works such as Giorgio Battistelli’s opera “CO2.” But how effective can an opera based on “An Inconvenient Truth” be? This excerpt shows moments of textural beauty, but some of the libretto falls flat. A spoken passage goes, “If this is not my planet, whose is it? / If this is not my responsibility, whose is it?”
Audio of the Week
“The Angry Diana”
This lesser-known Schubert song is the subject of one of the more startling passages from Ian Bostridge’s book Schubert’s Winter Journey. It’s “one example in Schubert’s song output of music which does experiment with the idea of fucking, or at least with a more active and thrusting male sexual persona,” Bostridge writes.