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• 11.08.2016

“The Hubble Cantata” in Brooklyn.

• 14.04.2016

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

• 08.02.2018

On “dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii).”

• 21.12.2017

The cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras embraces transience.

• 10.08.2017

Uri Caine’s classical improvisations.

• 08.02.2018

Does music really have the power to heal veterans?




Video of the Week

Yury Kunets – Reflection

In his music, Yury Kunets combines elements of classical music, jazz and pop music. The melodic richness and romantic character of his orchestral works are the foundation of the composer. “My music has a very lyrical character; I try to convey my view of life and my feelings. It is, so to speak, the result of my philosophical reflections, little stories about our existence surrounded by nature, which in turn is closely connected with our emotional being”, says Kunets. For his new album Reflection together with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, which will be released on 12th July 2019 on the label Solo Musica, Yury once again collaborated with arranger and conductor Lee Holdrige and award-winning recording producer Christopher Alder. Reflection contains images that draw on a series of inspirations; from the beauty and magic of moonlight and the winter scenes of Yury’s homeland Russia to nostalgia, spirituality and true self-observation.


Audio of the Week

Jay Schwartz

“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.

Editor’s picks

• 16.08.2018

How music succeeds and fails, in issue #116.

• 16.11.2017

An openness to failure at the Ultima Oslo festival.

, • 12.04.2018

Why we still need dedicated classical music spaces.

• 30.03.2017

Musicians and listeners respond to our survey.

An interview with Brian Ferneyhough.

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.”

British musicians, including the composer Charlotte Bray, reckon with the triggering of Article 50.


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09.07.2019 • 01:55

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04.07.2019 • 04:40

Benjamin Poore‘s article inspired by the new @lauracwatson biography

04.07.2019 • 04:25

Paul Dukas was a 18/19th century composer whose stage works give women agency. Time to listen to more than the Sorc… https://t.co/iwCXpEYYHG


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