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Germany rocks opera
Increasingly, young opera singers from all over the world are moving to Germany, drawn by the prospect of steady work—even full-time employment. In…

Cage’s microtonal rāgas
John Cage’s 18 microtonal rāgas are found in Solo for voice 58 from Song books (1970). To perform them, the dhrupad and experimental music speciali…

Koussevitsky and American composers
Serge Koussevitsky was a tireless champion of contemporary American composers during his tenure at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Once he had decided…

The esoteric phonograph
Emerging in the gaps between biology and physics, matter and unseen ether, electricity is a liminal force that inevitably carries a powerful imaginati…

Di Meola and Vizzini
The music on Al Di Meola’s 1998 album The infinite desire was largely inspired by the work of the Venetian painter Andrea Vizzini. “We had books o…