In case you missed it
Barenboim is a great musician and humanist. So why are so many people afraid of him?
#93 • 22.02.2018
Terre Thaemlitz doesn’t succumb to any scene.
#51 • 31.03.2017
Mahan Esfahani on piety and conservatism in early music.
#113 • 26.07.2018
Bang on a Can, “Arthur,” and the avant-garde music meme factory.
Video of the Week
Internationaler Mozart Competition 2020
There is music all around you wherever you go in the City of Mozart, Salzburg: The Salzburg Festival, the Mozart Week of the International Mozarteum Foundation, the Easter and Whitsun Festivals, as well as the Mozarteum University Salzburg with widely acclaimed academic and artistic programs and the International Summer Academy. All of them regularly attract some of the world’s most renowned artist – many of whom laureates of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg.
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome many young artists from all over the world to Salzburg and can’t wait to discover new personalities in all their diversity. We hope you will enjoy meeting these extraordinary musicians from many different cultural backgrounds and will seize the opportunity to celebrate diversity united on one stage.
Whether you are participating or simply listening to some of the performances we want you to let beautiful music and the picturesque atmosphere of Salzburg enrapture you by joining this competition with its unique festival character
Audio of the Week
“Tonus – Music for Orchestra VI,” a new piece by Jay Schwartz, who we profiled in 2018, makes an excellent accompaniment to thunderstorms. It distorts tonal harmonies with microtones in a way that makes your ears distrust them. Turn the headphones up.
#78 • 02.11.2017
Are musicians becoming increasingly hostile towards the media?
#86 • 04.01.2018
Writing on trans voices and New York visions.
#98 • 29.03.2018
Meredith Monk translates biological process into a new language.
#108 • 07.06.2018
Censorship, political correctness, and the legacy of “America’s Troubadour.”
Collection: Brian Ferneyhough at 75
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Coventry-born composer Brian Ferneyhough, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has invited the pioneering Arditti Quartet to perform his music in the heart of the Midlands. Also featuring Oliver Janes on clarinet and the conductor Emilio Pomarico, a concert on December Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. will present works by Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Charlotte Bray and Michael Wolters.
Kampela on Ferneyhough’s “La terre est un homme” and other strange, beautiful music.
“When you follow Ferneyhough, well, you are going to be alone with your music.”