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William Christie has questions for himself.
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Music on the border to the Gaza Strip.
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How did the repertoire become so narrow?
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A student remembers Lilian Kallir and her unusual illness.
#93 • 22.02.2018
Craig Urquhart remembers his life with the conductor and composer.
#58 • 01.06.2017
How Berlin and techno saved Joshua Fineberg.
Video of the Week
The 440 Hz Conspiracy
The musical equivalent of InfoWars, the shocking thing about 432 Hz conspiracies is not really that they exist, but the pure reach and popularity they appear to have with people. This video, which blames a Nazi conspiracy for the establishment of A = 440 Hz, has half a million views of YouTube and 12,000 likes, compared with only 500 dislikes. “Absolute Truth Revealed,” one commenter writes. And yet, 440 hasn’t even really been the standard A for years now—a widely available fact that proves the whole conspiracy unnecessary.
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. The big surprise in Episode 3 is that it might actually be working. (The series begins here.)