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In case you missed it

• 03.11.2016

The music of the people who tried, and failed, to achieve America’s highest office.

• 15.06.2017

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

, • 30.03.2017

When the concert stage becomes a trigger for trauma, and what to do about it.

• 17.08.2017

Underpin the music in issue #69.

• 18.01.2016

The violinist Christian Tetzlaff goes deeper.

• 03.05.2018

Alexei Lubimov is looking for adventure.


Video of the Week

Go Fork Yourself

Last week we gave you a video that promised to make you a “walking tuning fork.” If that didn’t work, then come with us down the YouTube rabbit hole of tuning fork therapy to see if buying a pair (55 bucks apparently) might do more good. Try to ignore the fact that watching this video feels like your brain is in self-destruct—it’s all part of the process.


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

• 13.10.2016

The conductor on intimate, intertwined threads of Finnish music.

• 19.01.2017

Empathy and perception with the composer Sky Macklay.

• 18.05.2017

The artistic director of a Jewish orchestra discovers a genre’s roots.

• 03.03.2016

The baritone Thomas Hampson on listening to his own voice, the vulnerability of Lied, and bringing an opera role home.


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