The Pointy End

A Roundup of the Worst Behavior at Concerts

As Bruce Springsteen kicked off a recent concert at Nationals Park in Washington, many fans in the upper deck settled into their seats.

The Wall Street Journal

Mais d’où vient le nom des notes ?

Qu’on les appelle La Si Do Ré Mi Fa Sol, A B C D E F G ou ハ ニ ホ ヘ ト イ ロ, les notes renvoient aux mêmes hauteurs de son, aux mêmes touches du clavier.

France Musique

Theodore Roosevelt and the Gold Steinway

In 1903, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Steinway donated its 100,000th piano (built in a factory in Queens) to the White House.

WQXR

Prince’s Paisley Park estate is now officially a museum

The handwritten notes from the late artist’s yet-to-be-released jazz album are among the things on display at the 65,000 square foot space.

FACT Mag

How Mozart's music is improving the grapes in one Italian vineyard

Row after row of Sangiovese grapevines cover the hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, where famed Brunello wine is made.

CBS News

3 films incontournables pour comprendre la musique africaine

C’est le site Timeout.fr qui nous rafraichit la mémoire en nous replongeant dans l’univers de trois films d’exception.

Music in Africa

Bob Dylan's Thoughts on Nobel Prize Shall Not Be Released

Late last week on Thursday (Oct. 13), Bob Dylan won the honorable Nobel prize in literature.

Billboard

The Curse of the Ninth Haunted These Composers

With Halloween approaching, let's take a minute to explore one of classical music's more ghoulish superstitions: The Curse of the Ninth. In a nutshell, the curse is the belief that a composer will die after completing their ninth symphony.

WQXR

From tax bills to endangered elephants: 10 subjects songwriters should avoid

Some songwriters can turn any subject into gold. Most aren’t so fortunate, so here are some subjects best steered clear of – and feel free to add more

The Guardian


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