Music Articles archive
Watch Remembering A Congolese Rumba King
Watch Serbian Composer Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Music Prize
December 1, 2013 – Hear On the Guarding of the Heart, the piece that earned the award for the Serbian-born composer.
Watch The Electric Bassist With An In-House Composer
Read At The BBC, The Beatles Shocked An Institution
Read As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston
Watch AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen
November 26, 2013 – Narco Cultura looks at violence by Mexico's drug cartels and the popular culture it has inspired.
Watch Bun B On Janis Joplin, UGK's Label Struggles And His Voice
November 25, 2013 – The musician from Port Arthur, Texas, also speaks about his drive, Ed O.G. and the meaning of trill.
Read The Sound of Struggle Tempered With Terror: Penderecki At 80
November 23, 2013 – Discover the great Polish composer's haunting, viscerally dramatic music in a Penderecki primer.
Watch Hear What Happened At Boston's Symphony Hall After JFK's Assassination
November 21, 2013 – Listen to an unforgettable response to the tragedy.
Read Consumed By Violence, With Hope For Peace: Britten's 'War Requiem'
November 23, 2013 – To mark Britten's centennial, Marin Alsop discovers the composer via his blood-soaked War Requiem.
Read Act Like You Know: Benjamin Britten
Read A Rational Conversation: Is Emo Back?
Read 'The Biggest Jazz Riff Ever Written:' Jeremy Denk's 'Goldberg Variations'
November 17, 2013 – The newly minted MacArthur fellow describes the 'naughty and bittersweet' sides of J.S. Bach.
Read Business As Usual At The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
November 14, 2013 – One of the electronic-dance calendar's more curious weekends still doesn't have much personality.
Read '12 Years A Slave' Is This Year's Best Film About Music
November 13, 2013 – The film holds a semi-submerged narrative about music feeding both racism and the fight against it.