Category Archives: Classical

Quote of the Day

When trying to understand modernist ruptures, the revitalization of tradition inherent in supposedly destructive tactics is readily apparent. Stravinsky and Schoenberg seem to intend not that we stop listening to Bach in order to listen to them, but rather that … Continue reading

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Listen to This

Largehearted Boy interviews Alex Ross about his new book, and Ross provides a short playlist of records that emphasize the book’s “principal theme—the interconnectedness of far-flung musical realms.” Selection number one: Beethoven’s Third Symphony. Selection number two: Pere Ubu’s “30 … Continue reading

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Hammer a ring on it

The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, better known as the BBC Proms, were founded in 1895, with the intention of presenting concerts in a less formal atmosphere for those unfamiliar with classical music (audience members were originally … Continue reading

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