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Don't Miss The Opera In The Pit

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The next time you attend the opera, as the lights dim and the orchestra strikes up, why not determine to devote that evening an extra measure of attention to the opera going on in the pit?

Music and Trauma

John Mauceri | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

He played jazz during the war and, fifteen years after it was officially over, he wrote at least one beautiful melody that the world sang in 1962.

Glass Breaks the Ceiling: Minimalism in Our Culture of Repetition

Yayoi Uno Everett | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Yayoi Uno Everett

How did Philip Glass shatter the ceiling of the classical music industry that had kept high art from merging with the "low" art of mass culture?

Wagner, Texas and Myth

John Mauceri | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

I should say right here that my first lectures on Wagner and his Ring cycle were given to the German Club at East Meadow High School on two successive Tuesday afternoons in 1961.

LISTEN: Favorite Science Fiction Soundtracks

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

What does science fiction sound like? Sci fi movies have a history of weird, imaginative soundtracks, possibly because we're not sure what kind of...