Today marks the anniversary of an outdoor concert to remember — one that proved deadly for thousands of pond-dwelling fish. Read to learn more.
These historic patterns made up the basis for medieval lyrical songform. How do these strange numeric codes work to convey harmonic information?
A quick historical deep dive on the journey of the saxophone from French military pride to jazz band spotlight, but never the symphonic orchestra.
Today is the UN International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade, we honor this day by charting the legacy of African diasporic music in America.
Thanks to a hilarious internet quiz, we’ve discovered works from 8 spectacular Italian composers that we definitely thought were types of pasta.
We profile the great songwriting minds behind some of the greatest pop hits of the modern era. You might not know their names, but you know their work!
Take a tour of 5 important copyright infringement cases in music history to learn about the decisions that helped shape how we look at songwriting today.
As Paul Simon said farewell to performing music in September in his childhood home of Queens, NY, we revisit the ups and downs of the songwriter’s career.
Exploring the wacky career and curatorial escapades of one of New York’s most important musical directors, despite Willner never becoming a household name.
Editor’s Note: The conspicuous absence of women from the historical canon of great classical composers…