In case you missed it
#82 • 30.11.2017
An interview with Jean Rondeau.
#50 • 30.03.2017
An interview with the composer Ashley Fure.
#95 • 08.03.2018
Simon Steen-Andersen puts transformation on display.
#98 • 29.03.2018
Peter Ablinger on creating texture.
#07 • 14.04.2016
What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
#74 • 05.10.2017
Remembering Klaus Huber.
Video of the Week
Imagine that Pavarotti had actually felt well enough to give his scheduled performance of “Nessun Dorma” at the 1998 GRAMMY’s. It’s likely that nothing remarkable would have happened, Pavarotti probably would have received an obligatory-but-milquetoast standing ovation, and the world would have moved on. But that’s not what happened. Instead, we, the undeserving, were gifted this monstrous performance by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. It is simultaneously a flawless rendition and a giant “screw-you” to anyone who thinks genre distinctions make something like this impossible. Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018.
Audio of the Week
When Jay Schwartz comes out with a new piece, it’s time to drop everything and listen. Here’s his 2018 “Music for String Quartet,” and here’s our profile of him from the winter.
#08 • 28.04.2016
Scoring Hong Kong film and arranging Harry Partch.
#27 • 13.10.2016
An interview with the composer Sarah Nemtsov, a winner of RicordiLab.
#05 • 17.03.2016
Dr. Joanne Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, on the pitfalls of the audition process.
#23 • 15.09.2016
The mixes of the electroacoustic composer Carl Stone.