Music

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…

4 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…

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…

8 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,…

8 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…

9 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…

11 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…

11 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…

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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago