In case you missed it
#06 • 31.03.2016
An interview with the German mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier.
#67 • 03.08.2017
In music new, radical, and fraught.
#05 • 17.03.2016
A conversation with Olga Neuwirth on the persistence of sexism in classical music.
#82 • 30.11.2017
An interview with Jean Rondeau.
#92 • 15.02.2018
Does classical music need a Rooney Rule?
#04 • 03.03.2016
Playing Chopin and poker, at home and abroad.
Video of the Week
Glenna Branca passed away on May 13, at age 69. Here Cage talks about him: “Last night I didn’t really enjoy the Branca piece. It wasn’t because it was so loud. But I felt negatively about what I felt to be the political implications….The Branca is an example of one person wanting to be followed by the others….I have a different attitude toward life than he is expressing. But we can both live.”
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 4, he asks why classical music idealizes the “internal ear,” and struggles through exercises of increasing difficulty. (The series begins here.)