The composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) is often remembered as a musical prodigy. While his precocity is taken for granted, he influenced far more than
Summer is here, and there is no better time to pack up the car with family or friends, snacks, music, and a sense of adventure
Ed Vulliamy’s memoir Louder than Bombs: A Life with War, Music, and Peace, tells the stories of the artists, songs, and concerts that influenced him
The Press was sad to learn of the passing of Chicago author and master musician Cosmas Magaya this week of COVID-19. Below, ethnomusicologist Paul F.
We know that many of you will be turning your attention to the Iowa Caucus on February 3rd as the 2020 Presidental Primaries get underway.
In early May, Chicago’s classical music lovers gathered to celebrate the late music critic Andrew Patner, whose collection of writings, A Portrait in Four Movements
Philosopher and musician David Rothenberg is an expert in interspecies music. He has a long history of making live music with the sounds of nature,
The world of music and opera lost one of its great champions last week with the
From Richard Fairman’s review of Beethoven for a Later Age at the Financial Times: The book follows [Dusinberre’s] personal journey, while simultaneously threading through the parallel stories
“Opus 18, no. 1: Beethoven’s Painful Secret”* From his earliest days in Vienna Beethoven associated some of his compositions with friendship—a means by which to