Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Thursday, September 13, 2012
As New Sounds celebrates composer John Cage's 100th birthday, we at the WNYC archives add our own, irreverent archival item to the celebration: a WMCA News Parade program with an eerie premonition of John Cage's famous "silent" piece, 4'33".
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tim Bonyhady tells the story of an eminent Viennese family who were among the great patrons of early-20th-century Viennese culture at its peak. Good Living Street: Portrait of a Patron Family, Vienna 1900 takes us from the Gallias’ middle-class prosperity in the provinces of central Europe to their arrival in Vienna, their collections of art and design; their cosmopolitan society; their religious life and their efforts to circumvent the city’s rampant anti-Semitism, and their escape from Nazi Austria and new life in Australia.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Whether a matter of affirmative action or simply a search for the best talent, the balance of gender in many American orchestras is moving closer to parity. Tradition dies harder in Europe, including at the Vienna Philharmonic.