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• 15.03.2018

Daniel Mendelsohn on music.

• 09.06.2016

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

• 21.09.2017

Roland Kayn’s cybernetic compositions.

• 27.04.2017

A playlist by Sung Jin Hong, artistic director of the One World Symphony.

• 05.10.2017

Remembering Klaus Huber.

• 11.08.2016

“The Hubble Cantata” in Brooklyn.

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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.

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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. 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.)

Editor’s picks

• 17.05.2018

The capitulation and resistance of Russian artists.

• 03.05.2018

From strong opinions to cutting criticism in issue #103.

• 05.01.2017

Does a composer’s country matter?

• 05.10.2017

Remembering Klaus Huber.

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