As protests continued to be held in Nashville throughout the last week, classical protest music has been given a spotlight. After we published our own list of historic pieces, some members of our musical community suggested additional works that have moved them as well.
Imagine you’re in a situation that is unfair. How would you feel? That happened to beloved singer Marian Anderson in 1939. Hear about it in this Listen With Me.
As protests upholding the importance of black lives reached all 50 states this week, black classical music performers and writers began sharing their experiences of systemic discrimination.
Protest, be it peaceful or not, is nothing new to history. And music has always had a place within political protest movements. Here is a look at some of the times classical music has acted as a rallying cry.
Ever the dancer’s composer, Nashville’s own Cristina Spinei was inspired by our daily feature, the Five O’Clock Waltz, when she composed her newest piece.
The Russian imperial court of the 1760s is wickedly portrayed in Hulu’s new somewhat historical series The Great, which centers on Catherine The Great’s rise to power. The show takes liberties with the historical record in favor of raucous storytelling, but Catherine the Great did succeed in advancing the fine arts.
Musicians have a daunting task ahead of them: facing unprecedented concert hall closures and season delays, there is a sense that the industry as a whole has been crushed. But, as violinist Erin Hall demonstrates, when a musician gets knocked down (or in her case, trips and falls), it is possible to get up again.
1 in 6 Americans sing in a choir, and lately it looks like they have all joined The Brady Bunch, or the cast of Hollywood Squares. Videos of so-called virtual choirs, with individual videos creating a composite performance of choral music done from a safe distance, are all over social media.
Nobody told Glenn Gould to stop touring, or suggested he perform a digital concert. Why would they have? There wasn’t a global pandemic forcing performers to stay home in the 1960s. But Gould’s own distaste for the act of live performance led him to shun traditional concerts early on in his career. Now, as today’s […]
While Live in Studio C is on hiatus due to precautions for COVID-19, we heard about a group of students from the Blair Academy at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, who were also mourning cancellations. Led by faculty member Zachary Ebin, these students have now redirected their efforts to performing for senior citizens who are […]