In case you missed it
#30 • 03.11.2016
The music of the people who tried, and failed, to achieve America’s highest office.
#60 • 15.06.2017
What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
When the concert stage becomes a trigger for trauma, and what to do about it.
#69 • 17.08.2017
Underpin the music in issue #69.
#01 • 18.01.2016
The violinist Christian Tetzlaff goes deeper.
#103 • 03.05.2018
Alexei Lubimov is looking for adventure.
Video of the Week
Go Fork Yourself
Last week we gave you a video that promised to make you a “walking tuning fork.” If that didn’t work, then come with us down the YouTube rabbit hole of tuning fork therapy to see if buying a pair (55 bucks apparently) might do more good. Try to ignore the fact that watching this video feels like your brain is in self-destruct—it’s all part of the process.
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.)
#27 • 13.10.2016
The conductor on intimate, intertwined threads of Finnish music.
#40 • 19.01.2017
Empathy and perception with the composer Sky Macklay.
#56 • 18.05.2017
The artistic director of a Jewish orchestra discovers a genre’s roots.
#04 • 03.03.2016
The baritone Thomas Hampson on listening to his own voice, the vulnerability of Lied, and bringing an opera role home.