Thursday, May 22, 2014
The music world has always had a special appeal to filmmakers, who've used musical fact and fiction to great advantage in countless movies; but, as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this archival edition of Fishko Files, it's a particular image of the musician that they've created...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Mozart sometimes has a reputation for being a "safe" composer of "pleasant" music. But conductor Matt Aucoin says, look closer, and you'll find the mischievous Mozart who is not to be trusted.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Mozart never let his personal grief or physical pain affect his compositions; he could write music that suited the subject. Mozart was, in this regard, a chameleon. Find out why tonight at 11 pm.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Maybe you’re not a fan of modern classical music. But you’ve heard of The Beatles, haven’t you? They were among the earliest fans of the English composer Sir John Tavener, who died today at 69. And there’s an excellent chance you have heard, and perhaps been moved by, his music. Read John Schaefer's Soundcheck blog post.