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Articles categorised as "Music"

Introducing Philip Glass: A divisive but hugely influential figure in contemporary music

29 September 2014

Glass’s music – love it or hate it – has had a profound effect on wider pop culture.

Listen: Antonio Pappano - 'Theatre is something that every human being needs'

11 September 2014

The Music Director of The Royal Opera on what he's most excited about over the coming Season, juggling two high-profile jobs, and why the arts are vital.

Jonas Kaufmann and Written on Skin win Gramophone Awards 2014

27 August 2014

Other winners include Iestyn Davies and Glyndebourne's Ravel double bill.

Opera stars to perform at Proms in the Park 2014 events

19 August 2014

Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel among those appearing at events around the UK on the Last Night of the Proms.

26 things you may not know about Richard Strauss

11 August 2014

Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: Z is for Stefan Zweig

4 August 2014

The Austrian author's operatic collaboration with Strauss was one of his final works created in Germany, before fleeing from the Nazis to Brazil.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: Y is for yodel

28 July 2014

The composer's Alpine home influenced the inclusion of yodelling in two of his works.

What is serialism?

25 July 2014

Schoenberg saw the possibilities of serialism and his views of God as intrinsically linked.

Not-so-easy listening made easier: How to listen to the unfamiliar as well as the familiar

22 July 2014

Schonberg's Moses und Aron may seem daunting, but dip a toe in the water and you might be pleasantly surprised.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: X is for Xylophone

21 July 2014

Strauss is often the favourite composer of percussionists, offering plenty of things to hit, chime and ring.

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