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Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi elegizes the Arctic from a floating piano at the edge of a melting glacier.
Berklee pianist Tony Ann plays a medley of familiar ringtones.
This portrait of Pierre Boulez documented the composer’s quest to move classical music out of the concert halls and into public spaces.
Max Richter’s latest composition, From Sleep, is eight hours long. This remix by Mogwai is your alarm.
Three minutes of Max Richter’s circadian-friendly From Sleep.
Audiences are to interpret whatever sounds may occur during the piece as the “performance.”
Beethoven said Handel was the greatest who ever composed—so why do we only seek him out at holidays? Marking the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death with a guide to all the life in his music.
Classical music was said to be dead in the 14th century, so why are we still holding it hostage? We talk with New Yorker music critic Alex Ross about the state of the art, which composers might appeal to different segments of rock fans, and exactly what he listens to at dinner.