This week, we’re sharing stories from Wright Thompson, Mitch Moxley, Patrick Radden Keefe, Joshua Sokol, and Ariane Todes.
Removing Beethoven’s Wig: A Classical Music Reading List
Classical music is more than dead Europeans in wigs, starched collars, and stuffy concert halls.
What classical music is, where it’s going, and what it still can be.
When Music Speaks to Our Experience
Anton Webern’s Concerto, Opus 24 had the structure that was missing from one young musician’s life.
‘I couldn’t deal with it, it tore me apart’: surviving child sexual abuse
Tom Yarwood was assaulted by his musical mentor, an unnamed celebrated conductor, more than 20 times over the course of three years. Thirty years later, telling the story hasn’t become any easier.
Ten Years After Juilliard
Looking at the lives of Juilliard graduates, ten years out.
The Music Teacher That Changed Your Life
Aviya Kushner writes about the impact Chopin had on her life.
The Maestro as Detective
At a mere 31 years old—practically an infant in classical music years—British conductor Robin Ticciati is already a major maestro. He made his La Scala debut at 22, making him the youngest conductor ever to grace the podium at the world’s most famous opera house. Two years later he was named principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, […]