27 Oct 2015 04:02:33
With more and more former colonies gaining independence in the XX century, we began intensively thinking about the relationship of the “progressive West” and its Others. Or, to be more precise, different fields of knowledge became interested in the way in which knowledge is produced and how power in...Read More
31 Aug 2015 07:22:00
On August 31st, the world of classical music celebrated the birthday of Itzhak Perlman, the world famous violinist. He was born in Tel Aviv in 1945, (then British Mandate of Palestine, now in Israel). His first interest in music came after listening to the radio with his parents at a really young a...Read More
2 Jun 2015 06:22:00
What is Historically Informed Performance, or HIP as it is usually referred to? In short, it is the kind of performance that is envisioned with the idea that renaissance, baroque and music of the classical era should be performed “authentically” and in accordance to the performance practice of the t...Read More
1 Jun 2015 13:00:00
The period in French history that is often called années folles (crazy years, usually translated to English as Golden Twenties or Roaring Twenties), was a truly remarkable time. The twenties were a time of cabarets, uncontrolled parties, a time when those who survived the WWI and had enough money, ...Read More
13 May 2015 17:20:00
If you are a musician, sooner or later, someone is going to ask you “do you have perfect pitch?” Why is this so important and why is perfect pitch often considered to be something of a classical music status symbol, the proof that someone is a great musician?
Perfect pitch is usually defined as the a...Read More
12 May 2015 11:01:00
When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see, when you're fifty.' I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing.
6 May 2015 10:14:00
The first half of the XX century is considered to be one of the most turbulent in the recent history of the northern hemisphere. Rapid industrialization and urbanization, scientific innovations, two World Wars, economic crises, groundbreaking discoveries in all fields - all of this laid ground for t...Read More
8 Apr 2015 12:18:51
One of the big questions that has been puzzling those dedicated to revealing connections between music and science, or, to be more precise, to scientists interested in music’s physiological impact on our bodies is are musicians more likely to go deaf? Recently, there have been more studies publish...
30 Mar 2015 07:06:50
This is one of the big questions, something of a hot topic, so to speak. The question of women in music is something that is being discussed more and more in the musical world, especially lately. The International Women’s Day (March 8th) is, for example, one of those dates that inevitably sparks the...
30 Mar 2015 06:06:06
Traveling by plane with your instrument can be - as every musician knows - quite tricky to say the least. Unless you play a
piccolo, of course. But for those destined to drag around their violins, violas, guitars and similar instruments, boarding a plane can be real hell. Since 2012, the U.S. Congre...