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Tag Archives: Jan Swafford
Du Yun joins us this week to talk about attracting younger audiences, Zaha Hadid’s new opera house, and her piece, Visissitudes No. 1.
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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
- Jan Swafford lays out the spectrum of “contemporary classical” music in Slate for the general public. Nice or brutal? The discussion continues around the web.
- Streaming music is great! Spotify is coming soon to the US, and watch the Verbier festival on the web for FREE, live from Switzerland (and archived).
- Greg Sandow revisits the comparison of Sports and Classical Music. Are orchestras striking out?
- The Louisville Orchestra board threatens to fire every single player in the ensemble if they won’t play for “per service” compensation. Drew McManus at Adaptistration publishes the full letter and the musicians’ response.
- The Cleveland Orchestra pairs Bruckner and John Adams for Bruckner: (R)evolution, a series of concerts at the Lincoln Center Festival.
Pick of the week:
Is it possible to write and talk meaningfully about music? Why does some music writing suck? Why does some music writing transcend? How can we do it better?
Jan Swafford’s article for Slate “A Grand Tour of Contemporary Music”
Linda Holmes’s article for NPR “The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything”
Alex Ross’s BRILLIANT books The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen to This