Today marks the anniversary of an outdoor concert to remember — one that proved deadly for thousands of pond-dwelling fish. Read to learn more.
Tag: music history
An in-depth exploration of one of the most storied chords in opera, what makes it so influential, and how to use it yourself in your compositions.
A powerful OpEd on hearing familiarity through artificial musical boundaries and what happens when we look at our own aesthetic tastes under a microscope.
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.