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Great Boom Boom Music: Volume One -- Gato's 'Last Tango' Is Top Cat

Sal Cataldi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

True music lovers have a soundtrack for everything. When it comes to under-the-covers jams, there's one disc that resonates in my core. It's Gato Barbieri's alternately lush and animal-depraved soundtrack for the great Bernardo Bertolucci flick, "Last Tango in Paris."

The Inconvenient Music -- Invisible and Unhearable

John Mauceri | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

We might also encourage every orchestra to look into its past and how it dealt with issues like anti-Semitism (and this includes our American orchestras) and what music was played during the war years and after.

Music and Trauma

John Mauceri | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

The genius finds the way, in spite of all the words and all the heated discussions, into the heart and into the mind. If the mind cannot comprehend, the heart cannot be reached. Without both, there is no music whatsoever.

Classical Music 101: Epilogue

John Mauceri | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

Before investigating the apparent disappearing audiences for classical music, we might attempt to assess the 20th century itself when it comes to classical music.

Classical Music 101b: There's Nothing to Worry About

John Mauceri | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

The question that remains, and which I shall attempt to answer, is "What happened to classical music?"

Classical Music 101a:Why There's Nothing to Worry About

John Mauceri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

I want to offer a few general thoughts about music - what we call classical music and what it actually is - free of politics and free of esthetic evaluations--and the latter frequently acting as a mask for the former.

Who's Your Favorite Living Composer?

John Mauceri | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
John Mauceri

After some prying, we got to an answer. I then asked why this was such a tough question, and why, say, if I had asked this same question 100 years before, there would have been an avalanche of answers.

Why Music Is Important: The Experience

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Tony Woodcock

Do you ever buy CDs or download music used in movies? Great scores like Out of Africa, Harry Potter, Chariots of Fire, the Batman series?

MUSIC: The Secrets of Hans Zimmer's 'Inception' Score Explained

nytimes.com | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Having systematically picked apart the critical arguments for and against Christopher Nolan's film "Inception" and the many possible meanings of tha...

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.