When Beethoven died, all he left behind were some sketches for his 10th Symphony. Now, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence, the composer’s vision is coming to life.
The album cover was inspired by Kurt Cobain’s fascination with underwater births.
In popular media, Beethoven is imagined as a punk rocker. But what do these claims reflect about our relationship to classical music?
Name tunes are unknown in most of the world, but they are found in two very distant communities.
Nevermind was a cultural phenomenon, though many critics missed its significance at the time.
Regularly topping lists for ‘greatest song of all time,’ the former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem.
There is a lot of classical music written in response to the terrible events of 9/11, however, not all of it should have been written.
Released on September 9, 1971, the power of Imagine has not diluted. It is the song many turn to at times of crisis: from Neil Young after 9/11 to a pianist on the streets of Paris in 2015.
Clay figurines of musicians, made in the 1930s, are being exhibited along with a new film of actual musicians playing the traditional instruments.
Abba’s most devoted fans have helped them remain in the public consciousness. Sometimes, under difficult circumstances.
Active arts activities where you are an active participant will best help you through the long days of lockdown.
A new study using music streaming data to measure national mood underlines how much stock markets are governed by emotion rather than rational calculation.
A drummer with an ability to fluidly move between genres without being showy, Charlie Watts helped shape The Rolling Stones’ sound beyond rock.
Charlie Watts was the Rolling Stones’ drummer for almost six decades. A scholar of music – and a Stones fan – describes what he brought to the band.
The classical tradition has long excluded anyone who wasn’t white. But a succession of Black female artists have attempted to broaden these ossified boundaries.
TikTok is partnering with blockchain company Audius over Spotify or Apple for music distribution. Here’s why this could be important for independent artists.
Meditations on improvisation in a year of both COVID-19 and what some called ‘the other pandemic’ of racism push us to go deeper to find ways to sustain healthy public common life.
Cassette tapes were the first great advancement in portable recording and playback. You can draw a direct line between them and the music apps on every smartphone today.
Your brain may have got used to working from home, here’s how to transition back to the office.
We should remember him as just another ordinary human being who did extraordinary things.