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

Date 09/15/2016

Chaya Czernowin


This new development might not affect Chaya Czernowin’s ability to tweet old fruit watercolors, abandoned places, and absolutely horrifying fish, but it might make attending the premiere of “Infinite Now” next year difficult. We hope she recovers in time to make it to Ghent.

Jóhann Jóhannsson

That feeling when you’re retouching an artist photo with MS Paint and you accidentally pick a brush size too big, smudging the cover of your LP.

Groupmuse I

We like Groupmuse, and we like the idea of concerts in people’s living rooms. So we clicked …

Groupmuse II

…and were immediately overcome with apartment envy. Any takers for a concert in our combination living room/study/bedroom/kitchen, with no natural light and Ikea-only furnishings?

Lang Lang

The iPhone 7 may have no headphone jack, but apparently the AXON7 can be made to hover with just the right magic spell. Also, in the era of Lang Lang ubiquity, user @Edeganwho’s comment “Who is this?^^” is somehow refreshing. Google it, dude.

The Lucerne Festival

The Lucerne Festival’s logo this year for its “Primadonna” focus on women conductors was controversial, to say the least. So maybe it’s not surprising that in this real-life version of the drawing, the woman conductor’s arm looks suspiciously like a mannequin’s.

Wells Fargo

Some opera stars briefly considered a change of careers.


A grammatical slight of hand has us imagining a world where all concerts of Elgar have been canceled. That honestly sounds like a good thing, though maybe we’ve just heard too many high school band renditions of “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Esa-Pekka Salonen I


We all know that photo every cellist sticks on their albums. The photo where they’re leaning somewhat seductively on their beautiful instrument and staring into the camera, or looking past their angelic curls into the heavens. Anssi Karttunen and Esa-Pekka Salonen have graciously provided an alternative.

Esa-Pekka Salonen II

So far, our attempts to replicate the results of this experiment have proven fruitless. ¶