How about a little classical music for summer? Hot days, warm nights, afternoons at the beach, evenings grilling in the backyard. Summer is a source of nostalgia for many, the favorite season of most. We have summer reading, but what about summer listening? From the glistening piano music of Ravel; to summery songs by Berlioz, Barber, and Gershwin; to Mahler; and, of course, a little British Light Music; classical music offers boundless ways to
Once again the world is aflutter with all things Stravinsky. This time we celebrate his birthday!
On Pi Day, perhaps the geekiest of holidays, March 14 (3/14) is a day to celebrate all things numbers (irrational or not) and … pie. In celebration of this wonderfully nerdy holiday, we continue our Music and Data Viz collection with a special Music & Math edition!
Here at Salon97, we love to see classical music as bigger and grander than it tends to present itself. And, quite frankly, classical music does a lousy job talking about talented composers and musicians who aren’t dead, white, and male. The African American contribution to classical music is substantial and real. In honor of Black History Month, we put together this short guide of resources on great African American classical composers and music.
It happens to be Oscar season, but we love film scores anytime of year! In this month’s podcast, we discuss a soundtrack designated “the best film score ever” along with its influences.
We’re a whole week into January now, but really, do those best-of lists from the end of the year ever get old? No, not really. And with the various music lists floating about, one could fuel months of listening from a comprehensive selection of genres! All thanks to the glorious best-of list.
As we enter a season of darker days and longer, colder nights, we look for ways to warm our souls from within. Add some wintertime joviality to your season with our winter classical playlist! It’s perfect for an evening curled up by the fire or a weekend afternoon with a good book and a warm cup of tea.
Turn your computer keyboard into a musical instrument with these 3 tools to discover your inner musician!
Did you know? The band Phoenix wrote Lisztomania in honor of composer Franz Liszt’s stud factor. As for the term itself, “Lisztomania” was first coined by German critic/poet/journalist Heinrich Heine as he discussed the fanaticism and fandom surrounding virtuosic pianist and composer Franz Liszt.
It’s that time of year again,’tis the spooky-music-for-Halloween season! Here are three classical Halloween hits, complete with fun facts and cocktail party-worthy trivia. Which is your favorite?