Ashley Sievers

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YouTube 'destroying music', pianist says in angry protest

Polish musician caught a member of the audience filming him on a mobile phone when he was performing in Essen, German<p>One of the world's leading concert pianists angrily exited a performance on Monday evening saying YouTube was "destroying music" after he caught a member of the audience filming him …

Classical music must quit the shallows for deeper waters

What determines what we remember and what we forget? The key to memory is attentiveness. Storing explicit memories and, equally important, forming …

Study: There Seems to Be a Universal Brain Response to Music

People who listened to classical music inside an fMRI machine had remarkably synchronized brain patterns that aren't seen in other contexts.<p>tvol/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Divergent preferences aside, hearing music as <i>music</i>, and not just noise, is something we can (usually) agree on. What's going on in our …

The joys and embarrassments of classical and pop music hybrids

The venerable German record label Deutsche Grammophon has just signed Schiller. No, not <i>Friedrich</i> Schiller, the poet and playwright whose "Ode to Joy" is the text for the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (which has been recorded on DG by Karajan, Bernstein and many other major maestros). …

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Free Classical Music Downloads

A List of the Very Best Places to Download Free Classical Music<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated February 21, 2018<p>If you're looking for free classical music …

Adam Schoenberg's life gives his music some 'Bounce'

Given his last name and the fact that he's a Los Angeles-based classical-music composer, Adam Schoenberg has been asked a certain question more times than he cares to remember: Is he related to the late, great 20th century composer Arnold Schoenberg?<p>"No, I'm not," said the 32-year-old Schoenberg …

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A quiet word about classical concert etiquette

When friends who aren't used to live classical music come with me to concerts, they often ask if they need to behave in a particular way. I usually tell them to just turn up and listen – that a concert needs no dress code, no special handshake. But there are unspoken rules. The recurring theme …

Download Free Music from 150+ Classical Composers, Courtesy of Musopen.org

Yesterday, we told you about a new Kickstarter campaign that intends to put 245 pieces by Frédéric Chopin into the public domain. The campaign is …

How Category Creation Is Reinvigorating Classical Music

I spent a decade of my life — from 6th grade through college — practicing and performing my viola. I loved the music itself, but I really enjoyed the relationships and experiences it provided. I got to tour the country performing or competing. I was part of a string quartet that earned $200-an-hour …

Tori Amos: 'Anything is easier to talk about in music than in conversation'

The US singer-songwriter on dealing with grief, raising a child – and writing her first musical for the National Theatre<p><b>You've composed the music for a new musical,</b> <i>The Light Princess</i><b>, at the National Theatre. It was supposed to have been delivered in 2011. Has it been a troubled process?</b><br>It's been …

Classical music needs an enema - not awards

Last night's Gramophone Classical Music Awards might have honoured some wonderful musicians, but did they nothing to help the cause of this infinite and great art form<p>Classical music is not a glamorous industry. The pay is generally shit and almost always requires vigorous chasing. The people …