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Curious About Classical Music? Here’s Where to Start
Our critic helps intimidated newcomers learn what to listen to, where to hear it and how to find more of what you like.
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You vote for my pupil, I’ll vote for yours – the truth about music competitions
Who will break the stranglehold of the Fifa-style music professors?
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Singing Against the Grain
Playing Beethoven in the #BlackLivesMatter era
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What Was the Point of Elevator Music?
Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t because lifts were terrifying.
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Removing Barriers to New Music
My job as a marketing communications manager at Boosey & Hawkes brings me out to multiple concerts a week, at venues large and small, fancy and scrappy, spread out around New York City. Still, you go to enough new music
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WHY DOES ART MATTER? WHY SHOULD WE SUPPORT THE ARTS?
Economic rationalists would point out that most artists are economically unviable. That is true, unfortunately. Creative artists generally have miserable incomes from their art, and survive by teaching or waiting on tables. Performing artists do not have it much better;
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Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music
The aging musical score wasn’t easy to read. It was a copy of a copy of a Latin Mass by the 18th-century composer Domenico Zipoli that had crossed the Atlantic and most of South America, only to be stuffed into
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Strapping On His Cello for a 600-Mile Bach Pilgrimage
More than 200,000 pilgrims throng the Camino de Santiago each year, walking a network of trails through northern Spain to the shrine of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. Some are drawn by the challenge of a long-distance hike. Many
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