First page of Liszt's opera Sardanapalo, GSA 60 / N4. Photo © Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Should unfinished art remain so?
A cover song can both enhance and diminish the legacy of the original artist.
Some covers are recorded as a nod to the legacy of the original, only to end up becoming the definitive version of the song.
At some point, jazz went from the music of youthful rebellion to that of the cultured elite.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Unlike many of his predecessors, the US president is no vulture of culture.
A performance at one of hip hop scenes in Wijilan, Yogyakarta.
The Conversation Indonesia/Edi Dwi Riyanto
Theoretically, nothing is "authentic" in hip hop culture.
Virtual Reality technology opens up new experiences and possibilities in music for people with disabilities.
Performance Without Barriers
Tailored VR technology is helping creating digital musical instruments that musicians with disabilities can play.
Our favourite way of listening to music might have a bigger environmental impact than we think.
Some of our favourite music formats might not be as environmentally friendly as we think.
Amy Shark performing at the ARIA awards in November 2018.
It was a year when both men and women bared their emotions through music.
Imagine this with a sound track – sunset near Turtle Rock, Joshua Tree National Park.
NPS / Hannah Schwalbe
From bird songs to wind patterns, sound is a key but often underappreciated element of natural places. Learning how to listen to nature can alert us to changes in the environment before we see them.
Members of South Korean boy band Bangtan Boys, or BTS, arrive for the Asia Artist Awards 2018 in Incheon, South Korea, 28 November 2018.
K-pop has claimed its share of the world market. It is about time that I-pop gives its best to do the same.
More than just a musical accolade, UNESCO has recognised the social and political importance of Jamaican music.
The recorder was one of the most popular instruments during the Baroque period, and was more commonly made of wood.
Many school music teachers aren't trained recorder players. And cheap and badly made recorders are often sold in discount stores. But this an instrument with a fine musical pedigree.
André Rieu performs in his Sydney Town Hall performance.
André Rieu Productions
Few classical musicians can fill out an 8,000 seat hall. But then few classical musicians are like André Rieu.
Christians go to fewer concerts and are less likely to listen to genres such as heavy metal.
Christians go to fewer gigs, are less likely to listen to heavy metal, and prefer classical music. The reason likely comes down to morality.
‘It’s really difficult to live as a rock musician in Bangladesh,“ says Samir Hafiz, a guitarist in the heavy metal band Warfaze.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
For every £1 invested in a north Wales community music programme, researchers saw as much as £6.69 created in social value.
As we look to improve the reading outcomes of our young children, more music education in our preschools and primary schools could be the answer.
Learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.
Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, came from a family of Zoroastrians.
Born Farrokh Bulsara, Mercury came from a Parsi family that practiced Zoroastrianism, a religion that influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
A raised fist carving on a highway at Touho, Grand Terre. Kanaks, New Caledonia’s Indigenous people, have struggled for independence for over 150 years.
Indigenous New Caledonians, who will vote in an independence referendum next week, have been struggling since French colonisation in 1853. Through songs, they have chronicled past traumas and resistance heroes.
Bombarding people with scientific information has little effect. Something else is needed to jolt us out of our current climate trajectory.