ludwig van beethoven
The singer played Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata" after Rob Pelinka shared the song's significance to the Bryant family with the crowd at the Staples Center.
I remember a comment by the pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski, who said that progressing as a musician meant learning to read
If we try to deny our post-election feelings of despair, they'll come back with a vengeance. One way to look honestly at that despair is to surrender ourselves to music about despair that's so powerful, it transcends despair.
How well do you know “Symphony No. 9”?
In a collection of six short stories he compiled and called "after the quake," Haruki Murakami describes the lives of six random people in the immediate aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed 6,434, injured 43,792, and displaced 310,000 citizens of the city of Kobe, Japan.
"First of all, at every concert, I always think -- this could be my last. Therefore, I will give it everything I have."
Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.
Many who listen to Beethoven's masterpieces would describe them as deeply heartfelt -- and according to new research, this
It was a global nail-biter last week, but after Scotland voted to uphold their often rocky 300-year union with England, Mark Morris' The Muir and A Wooden Tree, which opened his troupe's season at Cal Performances in Berkeley last night, proved a graceful though decidedly eccentric salute to that proud nation, tinged with melancholy and regret.
It came as no surprise that radio host/author May Pang would choose John's solo tune "Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox
I've never before said a final goodbye to a piece of music, but just before Christmas I packed up two enormous suitcases of quartet music and took it to my basement storage bin. It was a strange sensation, somewhat ghoulish, like burying one's self alive.
I am a Beethoven groupie. If he were alive today, I would follow him on Twitter, subscribe to him on Facebook, download his music and never miss a promo appearance on Letterman.
There is no link between creativity and mental illness. Creative people are not more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness, and mentally ill people are not more likely to be creative than normal people.
And Marz has taken inspiration from the project as well -- the DJ is currently working on a 15-song hip-hop compilation due
Mark Morris Dance Group in Four Saints in Three Acts. Photo by Julieta Cervantes. A Choral Fantasy, the world premiere that
The truth was, I was bored with good old rock 'n roll. Probably I felt that Beethoven might represent fertile new ground, for I knew almost nothing about him beyond the deafness, and didn't even know when that set in or, for that matter, exactly when or where the great man lived.
Central Park lights the stage in all her glory, for summer has arrived, voluptuous and steady. No longer do the denizens of the city fear nature's vacillating affection.