Music

How Mendelssohn Brought Bach Back: Charles Rosen on The Bach Revival

Widely regarded as one of the greatest classical composers of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer,…

2 weeks ago

Mozart: A Life

Mozart. The name conjures up various images: a child prodigy playing blindfolded on the keyboard; a moody composer writing music…

4 weeks ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About John Coltrane

1.The African Orthodox Church canonized John Coltrane (1926-1967) following his death. His official church title is Saint John William Coltrane.…

2 months ago

Liszt Fever: Misha Dichter on Why Franz Liszt is a “Towering Genius”

  One of the most singularly talented pianists of all time, Franz Liszt (1811—1886) dominated the musical world of the…

2 months ago

John Heiss Sounds Out Igor Stravinsky’s Birds, Puppets and Other Musical Tales

  The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. His career spanned…

3 months ago

Liszt Fever: Misha Dichter on Why Franz Liszt is a “Towering Genius”

One of the most singularly talented pianists of all time, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) dominated the musical world of the 19th century. An…

3 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Richard Wagner

1. Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813-1883), the German composer, director, and conductor, did not take to music as a child. The…

3 months ago

‘Round Miles: Quincy Troupe on the Life and Music of Miles Davis

Widely considered as one of the top musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (1926–1991) was a major force in…

5 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Johann Sebastian Bach

1. At the age of eight, Johann Sebastian Bach attended the same Latin Grammar School as the Christian theologian and reformer Martin…

6 months ago

Maestros of Suspense: Jack Sullivan Talks about Music in Alfred Hitchcock’s Films

  Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) was an iconic film director and producer of over 50 movies, including Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho,…

6 months ago