Music

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,…

7 months ago

Happy Birthday, Theodor Adorno: Here’s to Another Year of Cutting Through the Crap

Happy birthday, Theodor Adorno! Today marks the 118th anniversary of the birth of one of the most influential figures in…

8 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1. Born in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was actually christened Johann Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Until 1769, he signed his…

10 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Miles Davis

1. Miles Davis (1926-1991) came from a very affluent background, which served as a direct contrast to the humble beginnings…

10 months ago

Rite of Passage: John Heiss on Igor Stravinsky’s Life and Legacy

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

10 months ago

Ravel

Maurice Ravel, the gifted composer, pianist, and trendsetter, was sui generis: a remarkable genius of refined sensibilities. Music teacher and…

10 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Charlie Parker

1. The young Charlie Parker practiced his saxophone so much that a neighbor once asked his mother to move away…

10 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Ludwig van Beethoven

1.The German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), struggled with math as a child. He left school prior to receiving lessons…

11 months ago

1791: Mozart’s Last Year

H.C. Robbins Landon comes to 1791: Mozart's Last Year with a mission to debunk the myths and rumors about Mozart’s…

12 months ago

Chasin’ the Trane: Lewis Porter Discusses the Life and Music of John Coltrane

John Coltrane (1926-1967) stands as an iconic figure in the realm of jazz, leaving an indelible mark on the genre…

12 months ago