Tag: classical music

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January 26, 2016

The catharsis of living up to challenge, in all walks of life — essays on powering through the hardest miles in a marathon to facing a crowd of unfamiliar strangers, to reckoning with one’s best and worst selves while reflecting in the solitude of the woods.

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November 16, 2014

Listen to this virtuosic performance of Bach’s much-heralded chaconne for solo violin — a complicated, messy, transcendent portrait of grief, at once personal and universal.

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November 4, 2014

Live from The Greene Space, Krista Tippett and Bernard Chazelle talk Bach as a cosmologist of music. Watch the live stream here.

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October 26, 2014

A computer scientist’s thorough and jaunty romp through Johann Sebastian Bach’s most spectacular feats of musical engineering. An open invitation for Bach aficionados and novices alike to turn on the volume. If music be the food of love, read on.

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August 31, 2014

A sneak preview of Krista Tippett’s scintillating conversation with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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July 8, 2014

With the dulcet tones of the Copenhagen Phil, commuters find a moment of unexpected musical joy in this flash mob scene. You will too.

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April 7, 2014

Our executive editor Trent Gilliss brings you his weekly column on articles worth reading, visuals worth seeing, music worth hearing. Including a remarkable story of curiosity and persistence, a mesmerizing rumination on Dante’s Purgatorio, lessons to live by from Bertrand Russell, and some poetic twitterings with artist Dario Robleto.

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July 2, 2012

This unexpected, public performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on a plaza in Spain is an absolute visual and aural feast.

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November 12, 2010

Gorecki Symphony No. 3 "Sorrowful Songs" – Lento e Largo Henryk Górecki‎ died today. He was 76 years old. Like…

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March 21, 2008

Bach's Bible I was a history major, and I love learning history through its physical artifacts. Last summer I visited…