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by Alex Ross
The scandal over modern music has not died down. While modern paintings by Picasso and Pollock sell for a hundred million or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences.
by William Shakespeare
Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. James Marsters and Joanne Whalley star in this newly produced full cast dramatization.
by Darren Henley
The lives and music of the great composers of classical music unfold in this entertaining account, introduced by the conductor and musical personality Marin Alsop....
by Richard Freedman
Music is a performative art. It stresses movement through time and engages our suggestive sense of its passing. Music has tendency, it normally invokes goals of various sorts, both near and far.
by Sherwin T. Wine
The greatest century of Greek culture was the fifth century B.C. It is the century of the Persian Wars and the amazing victory of the Greeks over a formidable empire.
by Jeffrey Lependorf
From the "Spring" of Vivaldi's Four Seasons to Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, our appreciation of musical masterpieces can be deeply enhanced by an understanding of what makes them great.
by Sherwin T. Wine
In the world of Shakespeare was friend and competitor Christopher Marlow. Eldest son of a Canterbury shoemaker, Marlowe became famous as a translator and playwright.
by Richard Fawkes
From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions.
by David Timson
Here is a diverse and fascinating story of the Theatre, from the first tragedies and comedies of Ancient Greece to the high-tech mega-musicals of the late 20th century...
by Jeremy Siepmann
For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived...