Conductors Had One Job. Now They Have Three or Four

“I love my three orchestras,” the twenty-eight-year-old Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä said the other day on WQXR, during a broadcast from Carnegie Hall. Mäkelä was leading an all-Stravinsky concert with the Orchestre de Paris, of which he has been the music director since 2021. The other orchestras in question are the Oslo Philharmonic, which he … Read more

Song Craft Season 1: T-Series’ new song series in collaboration with composer and Sitarist Imran Khan to release on February 23 : Bollywood News

T-Series collaborates with award winning musician, composer and Sitarist Imran Khan for Song Craft Season 1 bringing together some of the nation’s most successful singers. Releasing on February 23, 2024, the series consists of a total of 10 beautiful songs all penned and composed by Imran Khan and sung by Hariharan, Javed Ali, Rekha Bhardwaj, … Read more

These Indigenous artists are putting queer love in the spotlight

Unreserved53:492SLGBTQ+ Love Songs When Melody McKiver came across a collection of Indigenous love songs transcribed by anthropologists in the early 1900s, the title of one stood out to her: I Don’t Need You Anymore. “Our ancestors had breakup songs too,” said McKiver, an assistant professor of Indigenous music at the University of Manitoba who is … Read more

Famed former Boston Symphony, TSO conductor Seiji Ozawa dead at 88

Seiji Ozawa, the Japanese conductor who amazed audiences with the lithe physicality of his performances during three decades at the helm of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has died, his management office said Friday. He was 88. The internationally acclaimed maestro, with his trademark mop of salt-and-pepper hair, led the BSO from 1973 to 2002, longer … Read more

The True Story Behind Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and the Day He Had a Vision of God in Heaven

For many, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without witnessing or taking part in a performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” From the Virginia Symphony in the United States to the heart of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, the show is felt across the globe. German-born George Frideric Handel moved to London in his late thirties. Handel considered himself an … Read more

“Maestro” Honors the Chaotic Charisma of Leonard Bernstein

In 1955, Leonard Bernstein explored the art of conducting on an episode of the CBS show “Omnibus.” After leading a studio orchestra through the opening bars of Brahms’s First Symphony, Bernstein walks away from the podium and turns to the camera, leaving the orchestra to continue playing behind him. “Well, you see, they don’t need … Read more