In case you missed it
#31 • 10.11.2016
The conductor Elena Schwarz is developing her intuition.
#82 • 30.11.2017
Seeing the sound of music.
#87 • 11.01.2018
How classical music’s lack of diversity attracts the far-right.
#62 • 29.06.2017
Read our coverage of divas, drama queens, and the human voice.
#67 • 03.08.2017
A haunting new “Meistersinger” at Bayreuth.
#15 • 07.07.2016
Hold music and dance music with the choreographer Mark Morris.
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.)