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Ian Anderson, a Space Nut?

James M. Clash | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

Who knew Ian Anderson, front-man for the seminal rock group Jethro Tull, is a space aficionado? The singer and flautist, who grew during the Cold War...

The Walk to Fisterra - a Cellist's Journey

Dane Johansen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Dane Johansen

Beginning in May, I will walk nearly 600 miles on the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route beginning in France and crossing Spain to the Atlantic Ocean. I will carry my cello, performing and recording Bach's Suites in ancient churches along the way.

Classical Sounds: Italian, French and English Early Music + Bach

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

There must always be something a tiny bit sad when we take ourselves so far back in time to such idealized tunes and harmonies, and then eventually to have to return to our modern noisy world.

The Value of Music

James Ehnes | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
James Ehnes

I went to public school, and remember being assigned to read a few Shakespeare plays, a work or two of the ancient Greeks and several of the notable "coming of age" novels of the 20th century. But never once was I told to listen to a Beethoven symphony.

Ramin Bahrami Scores With Bach and Scarlatti in Beverly Hills 90210

Laurence Vittes | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Ramin Bahrami made his U.S.A. debut Wednesday night in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills 90210.

Classical Sounds: Film Noir Bach From NeoBarock and Robert Schneider

Laurence Vittes | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

"What do you want to prove with your Canons? The fact that there is no gravity?" - Johann Christoph Altnikol to his father-in-law, Johann Sebastian ...

Getting Older, Not Always Gracefully

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce
Lionel Rolfe

Getting older was supposed to be easier than this -- more like a wonderful long vacation. But of course it hasn't been that way. My wife left me just ...

New Classical Sounds: Bach and Lully

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos.1-6 Freiburger Barockorchester Harmonia Mundi 2 CDs Brandenburg Concertos may come and go, but when one of except...

The Brilliance of Bach Remains Relevant

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Rizwan A. Rahmani

He loves Bach's music so much that he often fantasizes about meeting him, learning to play organ with him, and substituting his current babysitter-slash-piano coach (a fellow pianist who thinks Bach is the greatest) with Bach himself.

Voices Dance on Bach Instrumental

Dennis Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Dennis Miller

How do you sing an a-cappella version of a Bach organ instrumental? With enthusiasm. Which is exactly what Mansfield University's The Mansfieldi...

Montréal Bach Festival Opens With First Canadian Performance by Boys Choir From Leipzig Church Where Bach Once Was Cantor

Laurence Vittes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

On Thursday night November 14 at the Notre Dame Basilica in historic Old Montréal, the Leipzig St. Thomas Boys Choir, 40 strong, will celebrate the Seventh Montreal Bach Festival by performing in Canada for the first time in its 800-year old history.

Chats With Nick Hexum, Chris Thile and Cage The Elephant's Matt Shultz, Plus Exclusives from NCIS's Michael Weatherly, Stükenberg and Geoffrey The Giant

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"This is my first solo album. I've guest spotted on a couple of bands, I sang songs with the bands The Urge and Sugar Ray a really long time ago, so this is the first solo outing of my own."

Mindfulness, Music Appreciation and Empathy

Patrick Groneman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

Music is a language of energy, a "vibe" of emotions and joy. It speaks to our core desires and feelings. It spans language barriers and political borders, making it a powerful means through which humans can connect.

Ray Manzarek: A Friend's Tribute

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Lauren Cahn

When I heard that Ray Manzarek had died, I immediately grabbed my iPod and clicked on The Doors' "Riders on the Storm." I listened as the sound of rain transformed into Manzarek's cascading keyboards.

Van Buuren and Bach on a Rave

Marten Weber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I discovered trance by accident. I was at a bar with some friends, and "Intense" came on. The violin caught my attention, and it suddenly hit me: This is the structure of a baroque concerto. Bach's music and van Buuren's trance compositions are essentially the same thing.

Truth to the Music: An Interview with Trevor Pinnock

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

By trying to create a sound that was true to the composer's original intentions, these musicians had created something entirely new.

Two New Books Testify to the Power of Music

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

Two new books share an important attribute -- an unshakable belief that Bach, Mozart and Schubert elevate the human spirit and have the power to comfort us, to inspire us and to overcome even the greatest challenges.

Lucas Kavner

Will A Computer Program Be The Next Beethoven?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

A player piano isn't really impressive anymore, unless you're a little kid seeing one for the first time, and then it's kind of like magic. But imagin...

Bedtime Music: 10 Soothing Classical Pieces For Kids Of Any Age

Robert Greenberg | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Robert Greenberg

It's a moment that calls for some music, something that will calm, edify, enthrall, engage, distract and transport the little darlings to sleepy-land, so that the adults might move off to an appropriately distant room and watch Game of Thrones.

How To Love The Pipe Organ

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

The pipe organ has always been an evolving beast, a breathing mechanical thing that has only gotten smarter with time. Once again it emerges as "The King of Instruments," and Christopher Houlihan is its youngest and most promising interpreter.

Was Bach The Original DJ?

Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

Last week in honor of Bach's birthday NPR declared it "Goldberg Week", honoring the enthralling and eternally puzzling Goldberg Variations. The Va...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Haiku Reviews: From Braque To Bach

Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a biweekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradit...

A Calming Visualization Of Bach's First Cello Suite

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Imagine Bach's first Cello Suite as a series of white dots circling and plucking white lines. Now watch it. Using the math behind string length an...

The Lesser Basilica

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Many Havanans have found, in these newly reconstructed sites, a place for strolling, taking their children, sitting in the shade of a bougainvillea. What was, a few decades ago, a neighborhood in ruins, today is a true island of comfort and beauty.

Are You Draining Your Nest Egg to Stay Afloat on an Underwater Mortgage?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If you are one of those seriously delinquent homeowners, or one who is draining your nest egg or tapping home equity to make the mortgage payments, is there a way to hang on long enough?