Every now and then, I run across a piece of information that completely rocks my world, only to find that everybody on my block already knows all about it. I don’t know whether the use of beta blockers in classical music performance is common knowledge, but I find this genuinely alarming.
True internationalism begins with an enlightened nationalism which is not prejudicial and therefore quite distinct from xenophobia and jingoistic patriotism.
Have you ever encountered a situation where you call for a player to improvise in a piece, only to have them look at you like a deer in headlights?
Farewell Ligeti, lyrebird does chainsaw impersonation, the dish on net neutrality, iPod news (human rights violations and…; death of…). Plus: Stump LaLa! This could take a while…
Should NewMusicBox run an obituary of Hungarian composer György Ligeti (1923-2006)?
Even if music is something akin to “intelligent design,” does it mean anything in the end?
So who’s writing In Memoriam Abu Musab al-Zarqawi? Come on. I’m sure it’s at least crossed somebody’s mind.
The Knights played a concert at the visually stunning Angel Orensanz Center called Rewind which I should have loved, but they never stopped playing.
Time again and again I have witnessed concert halls packed with avid followers for youth orchestras and often these ensembles have better precision and musicality than many adult community orchestras.
Most of the professional lenses might be trained on Brangelina’s baby this week, but if new music had a tabloid, we bet our Page Six would look something like this…