Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Tear drops and wrecking balls: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

April 22, 2021 by Fraser Beath McEwing Read on for article While most of my reviews cover the SSO Masters Series (the substantial concerts that are sponsored by Abercrombie & Kent) every so often I am tugged by the heartstrings to an SSO Symphony Hour performance supported by Credit Suisse. Benjamin Northey These are typically […]

Classical Music for Sleeping

Here is a good selection of classical music that will help you relax and enjoy some beauty before drifting off to sleep. [embedded content] Share now! Source 00 Hits: 0

Robot painter sells piece for $688K, now eyes music career

HONG KONG (AP) — Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token […]

Oxford University Academics Say Teaching Sheet Music is ‘White Supremacy’

By Chris Menahan Sheet music is now canceled! From Breitbart, “Woke Oxford Music Profs Claim Western Sheet Music Has ‘Complicity to White Supremacy’: Report”: The Telegraph reports that University of Oxford academics have complained that “Teaching notation which has not ‘shaken off its connection to its colonial past’ would be a ‘slap in the face’ […]

A “Survivor” Tells of Arriving in Auschwitz to Flowers and Music

Why have we not seen movies where Auschwitz is filled with flowers and live music? I think it would paint a slightly different picture of the “death camp”. WorldTruth link Share now! Source 00 Hits: 10

Classical Music – Violin

This is a compilation of classical music that is meant to highlight the power and beauty of the violin. [embedded content] Share now! Source 00 Hits: 0

Two Wolfgangs and a Robert – all with home talent: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Two Wolfgangs and a Robert – all with home talent: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing March 18, 2021 by Fraser Beath McEwing Read on for article I’m growing to love the Sydney Town Hall as the temporary home of the SSO. Asher Fisch Its historic atmosphere […]

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff – Russian Classical Music

This compilation features some of the best songs from two of Russia’s greatest composers. [embedded content] Share now! Source 00 Hits: 16

Incidental music on the way to heaven: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

March 14, 2021 by Fraser Beath McEwing Read on for article Although I’ve often heard the full-strength Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in the Sydney Opera House, it was nearly always teamed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in some major, combination work. The Sydney Philharmonia Choir. Photo: Keith Saunders This time, however, we were treated to one […]

This historian is preserving North African Jewish music from a bygone era

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Dutch inventor of cassette tape, who filled teen bedrooms with music, dies at 94

THE HAGUE (AFP) — Tributes rolled in Friday after Dutch engineer Lou Ottens, credited with inventing the audio cassette tape and helping create the compact disc, died at the age of 94. Created by Ottens while working for electrical giant Philips, cassettes made music truly portable for the first time and allowed a generation of […]

School COVIDpass, Mexico GMOs, Music NFT – New World Next Week

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Watch on Archive / BitChute / LBRY / Minds / YouTube This week on the New World Next Week: schools roll out COVID passes; Mexico says no to glyphosate; and the music industry starts tokenizing albums. CLICK HERE for show notes and mp3 audio Filed in: […]

Music video on Iranian app with U.S. porn actress dancing spurs probe

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 6

Australian music industry giant Michael Gudinski dies at 68

Michael Gudinski, an Australian music executive hailed as the public face of his country’s music industry has died. He was 68. Gudinski died Monday in his sleep of a heart attack, Rolling Stone Australia reported. The son of Russian-Jewish parents who immigrated to Australia in 1948, Gudinski started Mushroom Records in 1972 at age 20. […]

One of the best: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

February 26, 2021 by Fraser McEwing Read on for article Like a rich layer of icing on a cake that may not have been to everybody’s taste, the SSO sent us home last night haunted by Saint-Saens Symphony No.3, the much loved ‘organ symphony’. Prior to that, the masked audience heard two contemporary works: the […]

36th Fajr Music Festival honors winners 

TEHRAN – The 36th Fajr Music Festival was brought to an end by honoring winners in various categories at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Monday with a limited number of participants.  In the Classical Music Composition category, the Barbad Award was given to Kaveh Mirhosseini for the album “Ehsraq”.  In the Regional Music Performance category, the […]

Heavy, Fast Classical Music

Sometimes you do not want classical music to put you to sleep or relax you, but to invigorate you. Here is a good selection of more “intense” (but still beautiful) music. [embedded content] Source 00 Hits: 1

Grimes (Wife of Elon Musk) Made Masked Music Video in 2019

Did Grimes have some idea of the masked world that was coming in 2020 when she released this music video in 2019? Although Elon has apparently said some things against lockdowns and testing, he has supposedly become the world’s richest man during this time. [embedded content] 00 Hits: 11

Comforting Classical – Uplifting Music for Stress Relief

The musical racket of today is intended to make us anxious, stressed, and discombobulated, which is why classical music can be auditory medicine. [embedded content] 00 Hits: 0

Kordestan to cater for music-themed tourism

TEHRAN –Music tourism in the western Iranian province of Kordestan needs to be supported and promoted, the provincial tourism chief has said. The development and prosperity of music tourism in the region is one of the high priorities of the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, Yaqub Guylian announced on Monday.  In 2019, the […]

Fajr Music Festival to honor three musicians with lifetime achievement awards 

TEHRAN – Veteran musicians Mohammadreza Es’haqi Gorji, Maliheh Saeidi and Hassan Nahid will receive lifetime achievement awards at the 36th Fajr Music Festival, the organizers announced on Monday. They also plan to pay tribute to composer Ahmad-Ali Ragheb, who died of cancer last December. Es’haqi Gorji, 73, is a dotar virtuoso who is an expert […]

On Spotify, music listens to you: Streaming platform wins patent to surveil users’ emotions to recommend music

Streaming music platform Spotify has won a patent enabling it to snoop on users’ speech and even background noise in order to gauge emotional states and location types to serve up an appropriate soundtrack. Not creepy at all! Spotify has received a patent that will allow it to use speech recognition and sound analysis to […]

Music Producer Floods Twitter With Comments Vilifying ‘Terrorist Gestapo State’ of Israel, While Inciting Violence

Farid Karam Nassar, known professionally as FredWreck. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A Palestinian-American music producer and artist is facing criticism for repeatedly demonizing Israel and Zionism on social media, and calling for violence against the Jewish state. Farid Karam Nassar — known professionally as FredWreck — has worked closely with music mogul Dr. Dre and produced […]

MUSIC – Champs-Élysées, Bocelli, Moulin Rouge, Pagny, Voulzy …

[embedded content] Aux Champs-Elysées  There are plans to revitalise the Champs-Élysées by making it more pedestrian-friendly with new attractions, including a seasonal urban beach and an ice-rink around the Arc de Triomphe. [embedded content]… Suo GanA traditional Welsh lullaby written by an anonymous composer. 00 Hits: 1

UCLA launches Center for American Jewish Music

LOS ANGELES – UCLA has broken new ground with the establishment of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience, launched with a $6.75 million donation by the Milken Family Foundation.The center “has the potential to become a national leader in the exploration of Jewish music,” Milken observed in an interview.While a number […]

UK live music industry calls for help to save summer festival season

Can you remember the time when we could rub shoulders and sing our hearts out at live concerts? For many of us, it’s certainly a long time ago, and even with coronavirus vaccines on the way, there’s no guarantee this summer will look more normal. In the UK, there are fears that some of the […]

Winter Strings Classical Music

Here are some great pieces of classical music inspired by the coldest season. [embedded content] 00 Hits: 0

‘Tehran’ Actress and Singer Liraz Charhi on Her Music and the ‘Rage’ of Missing Iran

The cover of Liraz Charhi’s new album ‘Zaan.’ Photo: Screenshot. Israeli-Iranian actress and singer Liraz Charhi discussed in an interview published on Friday how her dual heritage and the frustration of not being able to visit her parent’s home country has influenced her music. “I grew up in Israel and the complexity of my family […]

Happy Classical Music – Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven & More

Enjoy a little break from holiday music by listening to these happy pieces from some of the world’s best composers. [embedded content] 00 Hits: 3

Protest Music of 2020

Van Morrison’s “No More Lockdown” [embedded content] Lyrics: No more lockdownNo more government overreachNo more fascist policeDisturbing our peace No more taking of our freedomAnd our God-given rightsPretending it’s for our safetyWhen it’s really to enslave Who’s running our country?Who’s running our world?Examine it closelyAnd watch it unfurl No more lockdownNo more threatsNo more Imperial […]

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