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• 10.11.2016

The conductor Elena Schwarz is developing her intuition.

• 30.11.2017

Seeing the sound of music.

• 11.01.2018

How classical music’s lack of diversity attracts the far-right.

• 29.06.2017

Read our coverage of divas, drama queens, and the human voice.

• 03.08.2017

A haunting new “Meistersinger” at Bayreuth.

• 07.07.2016

Hold music and dance music with the choreographer Mark Morris.

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Video of the Week

Glenn Branca

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.”

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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 4, he asks why classical music idealizes the “internal ear,” and struggles through exercises of increasing difficulty.  (The series begins here.)

Editor’s picks

• 11.01.2018

The music and sexuality issue.

• 15.09.2016

The mixes of the electroacoustic composer Carl Stone.

• 17.08.2017

Music of intricate construction and gut-punch intensity.

• 15.12.2016

Music on the border to the Gaza Strip.

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