Music the artform and artists

The sound of LA

For a city famed for Hollywood glitz and celebrity, Los Angeles has always retained hidden depths when it comes to music.

The Guardian

Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’ Helped Germany Leave Nazism in the Rear-View Mirror

The most important watershed moment in the history of popular music in post-war Germany came in November 1974 when Kraftwerk released its groundbreaking album Autobahn.

Cuepoint

Pierre Boulez à tout prix : La naissance de l'Ircam

En 1964, Pierre Boulez installé en Allemagne projette de revenir en France, il répond à une sollicitation du Ministère de la culture et fait une proposition de réforme de la direction de la musique...

France Culture

Polar Music Prize

The Polar Music Prize celebrates the power and importance of music and is awarded to individuals, groups or institutions for international recognition of excellence in the world of music.

Polar Music Prize

Happy 30th birthday, 'world music'

1987 was a big year for music. "World music," in particular, since that's when the global genre was first named as an industry category.

PRI

Philip Glass Celebrates His 80th Birthday With an 11th Symphony

“I’ve found that the symphonies’ appeal is that they each have a personality,” he said in a recent interview.

The New York Times

International choir competitions are increasingly popular. Why?

Unlike competitions for soloists, winners do not receive large sums of prize money or recording contracts. That doesn't seem to put participants off.

The Economist

Does opera exclude you, or do you exclude opera?

The public need to take the lead in exploring opera.

Classical Music

La musique traditionnelle, source d’inspiration pour les compositeurs togolais

Les rythmes traditionnels constituent le socle des compositions togolaises actuelles. C’est ce qu’ont révélé plusieurs compositeurs Togolais.

Music in Africa


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