composers

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To Express the Sound of a Country’s Soul, He Invented New Instruments
The Guatemalan composer, inventor and writer Joaquín Orellana’s creations are the subject of the Americas Society exhibition “The Spine of Music.”
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Without Ethel Smyth and classical music’s forgotten women, we only tell half the story
Expanding the classical canon brings us incredible music and extraordinary stories, not least that of Ethel Smyth, whose compositions and pioneering energy filled England in the interwar years
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The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos
Nannette Streicher has been marginalized by history, but she was one of Europe’s finest keyboard manufacturers.
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Beethoven ‘cancelled’? Why people are debating whether the Fifth Symphony is elitist
Two classical music podcasters have sparked an explosive debate: is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony a “symbol of elitism and exclusion”?
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How Wagner Shaped Hollywood
The composer has infiltrated every phase of movie history, from silent pictures to superhero blockbusters.
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What Did Bach Sound Like to Bach?
Scholars look to recover the original soundscape of the composer’s work
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Commentary: Why Satie? Why now?
How one composer embodies our time of loneliness and angst
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Loud, Louder, Loudest: How Classical Music Started to Roar
As the world added decibels, so did orchestras.
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