The Pointy End

How a Somber Symphony Sold More Than a Million Records

In 1989, the record executive Robert Hurwitz attended a London performance of the Polish composer Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3, subtitled “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.”

The New York Times

Cultivating Ignorance

There is something rather sad and futile about a shame of imperfect knowledge.


Music Matters

You don't have to be a musician to benefit from the transformative power of music.

BBC Radio 3

Fyre Was Bad. This One Could Be Worse.

For the concert industry, the disastrous failure of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas was an outlier — a sad spectacle, but an isolated one.

The New York Times

“La musique n’est pas de la littérature”

Bob Dylan a (enfin) remis son discours de réception du prix Nobel.

Les Inrocks

Music in the OR: Turn It Up, or Turn It Off?

Is an operating room the right place for Beethoven, Beyoncé, or Phil Collins?


Music torture: How heavy metal broke Manuel Noriega

Everyone has at least one song that sets their teeth on edge. Most of the time, they're easy to avoid.


Musique : des plantes qui chantent ?

Ca semble incroyable mais c’est pourtant vrai : un chef d’orchestre pépiniériste fait un orchestre grâce à ses plantes.


How the Beatles Wrote ‘A Day in the Life’

Fifty years after its release, the sprawling closing track on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band remains a testament to the group’s ambitious songwriting.

The Atlantic

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