5 Surprisingly deep benefits of listening to classical music

Even for a country or rock fan, classical music can reduce stress and boost creativity, among other things.<p>It never occurred to me to evaluate the …

Classical Music

Listen as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Begum Akhtar sway you to the rhythms of Dadra taal

Note how the tabla players are moving away from the skeletal framework of the taal and introducing minute ornamentation to a seemingly repetitive …

Ali Khan

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High School

Hear Pianist Benny Green at Work, and in Conversation with An Old Friend, on Jazz Night

Jazz has always been a music of continuum, its secrets passed down across generations.<p>Benny Green is a shining embodiment of this process: A pianist …


Let NASA take you to the moon with Debussy's Clair de Lune

It's Friday, and it's National Moon Day, making this a fabulous time to relax with a NASA video that explores the moon's surface as the soothing strains of Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune ("Moonlight") tinkle through your speakers.<p>NASA science visualizer Ernie Wright used data gathered by the space …


Concert review | Tchaikovsky: For those few who braved weather, payoff definitely worth it

As Columbus Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov took the podium for last<br>night’s Picnic with the Pops, only a sparse handful of …

Swan Lake

100 Concerts In One Year #64 REO Speedwagon & Chicago

3 hours ago<p>64th concert of 2018 #Kelsi100Concerts<p>100 concerts in one year...the challenge is on! If you have no idea WTF I'm talking about, click …


Review: Contemporary pieces charm at Aspen Music Festival

Music of recent decades took center stage in three Harris Hall concerts this week. Audience reactions were gratifyingly enthusiastic as Daniel Hope …

Music Festivals

Fiddling Around: Isaac Stern And Comedian Jack Benny Play Bach At Carnegie Hall | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

Celebrate violinist Isaac Stern with this 1961 performance of the first movement Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor with comedian Jack Benny.

Classical Music

Twilight in the Red Box - Pulse Chamber Orchestra

Music is an artform that remains a fundamental aspect of our lifestyle. This July, the Red Box at the State Library of Queensland will come to life …


Lili Boulanger: the fragile, forgotten genius of classical music

Throughout history, women composers have had one almost insuperable obstacle to overcome; their gender. The mere fact of being a woman was enough to ensure any female composer would be excluded from the profession, discouraged by being told to marry and have children, and if their music was played …


Markus Stenz puts a firm mark on Grant Park Music Festival performance

More than 20 years ago composer Alan Stout observed that for at least 20 years before then the contemporary work on American concert programs tended to be the first, shortest and lightest piece played, serving the same function that upbeat overtures did in earlier times.<p>The program for Friday …

Music Festivals

The Salzburg Festival kicks off, celebrating both tradition and innovation

With nine new productions, nearly 90 concerts and a host of theatrical performances, this year's Salzburg Festival has plenty to offer culture …

Music Festivals

The Roots of Music education program moves into the Marigny

The marching band and music education program co-founded by Rebirth Brass Band drummer Derrick Tabb has moved into the Marigny, where the 10-year-old …

North Sea

Chucho Valdés and Irakere: A Musical Revolution

Chucho Valdés and Irakere: A Musical Revolution<p>July 20, 2018 | by Richard Scheinin<p>Chucho Valdés performing with Irakere<p>The memory still jolts her.<p>It …

Living Rooms

Too much Bernstein leaves a critic fed up with his music

“I hate music! But I love to sing” is the title work in a cycle by Leonard Bernstein of “Five Kid Songs.” It’s meant to be silly and childish and a little bit profound. These days, it sums up the way I feel about its creator.<p>For most of my life — at least until 2017 — I had a documented affection …

Leonard Bernstein

Shostakovich: Symphonies 4 and 11 — ‘brilliance of execution’ | Financial Times

For many years recordings of Shostakovich’s symphonies were dominated by Soviet-era recordings, which came across as raw and intense at full …

St. Petersburg

I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

Two of the most exciting French jazzmen of the moment - leading soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien and pianist Gauthier Toux - speak to Eve Jackson about the country's long-established love affair with jazz and how French musicians are blazing new trails for the genre.


Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces 2018-2019 Grant Recipients For PlayUSA

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the 2018-2019 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range of …


Bernstein’s Contentious ‘Mass’: The Week in Classical Music

[<i>Read all of our classical coverage here.</i>]<p>Listeners! We who cover music for The New York Times do not, I am here to inform you, always agree. For example, some of us love Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” Some of us hate it. Well, that’s what makes horse racing, as my grandmother says.<p>I’ve gotten emails …

The Arts

This Is Your Brain On Music

USC's Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance …

Fitness Technology

5 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

<i>Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.</i><p><b>‘ATALANTA’</b> at Caramoor in Katonah, N.Y. (July 22, 4 p.m.). Handel’s opera is brought to life by Nicholas McGegan, San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, New York’s Tenet and a cast that …


DiS Does Neue Meister

Over the last couple of years, Berlin imprint <b>Neue Meister</b> has hosted a series of concerts in the DRIVE: Volkswagen Group Forum that brings together …

Native Americans

Charlton Singleton to step down as Charleston Jazz Orchestra music director

Charlton Singleton, founding music director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, will leave his post after the final performance of the 10th anniversary …


Review: A Dazzling ‘Creation’ Brings Light to Lincoln Center

The performance of Haydn’s “The Creation” on Thursday was not your typical straightforward Mostly Mozart Festival presentation. During the sublimely contented scene for Adam and Eve, the blissful pair gave praise to God while submerged to their necks in a tank of water. The choristers stood in the …

The Arts

NYC Trumpeter Augie Haas Releases New Studio Album HAVE WE MET?

Today, Augie Haas releases his new studio album Have We Met?<p>The record is Haas' fifth full length release and highlights the diversity of his …


Joey Alexander talks about his new album ‘Eclipse’

Indonesian musician Joey Alexander is synonymous with jazz.<p>Born in Bali, Joey began playing the piano at the tender of age 6. His father, Denny Sila, …


The Diva of the Diode: Electronic Music’s Greatest Pioneer

Ahead of her performance at the 2018 BBC Proms, we speak with Suzanne Ciani about her fascinating life and work<p>When <b>Suzanne Ciani</b> first began …

University of California

Deep Listening

We can call this “deep listening:” the alert attention which puts, for the duration of the concert, our ego and our intellect on a shelf, to be taken …

The Brain

Flutes and Reeds tiles by GRT Architects evoke classical architecture

These triangular tiles by Brooklyn studio GRT Architects can be arranged to look like the fluted columns of ancient Greek and Roman buildings, or …