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Possessed by the Moon

A new golden age of Haitian classical music is coming soon, as beautiful as the ones before it.

Into the Blue

From a single session in 1939 grew an inimitable label devoted to jazz “with a feeling,” as they described it. Blue Note moved from swing into bebop, then fell into its role, for about 10 years, as the defining label of hard bop.

Ostrava Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic, August 20–21, 2021

Ostrava Days Festival is a biennial new-music festival founded, and still helmed, by the longtime New Yorker, flutist, and composer Petr Kotík, who was born in Prague.

“A Totally Integrated Club Scene”: New York, New Music: 1980–1986 at the Museum of the City of New York

Now, 1980s music has become anything but underground. Perhaps spurred by the cost of once artistically vibrant downtown neighborhoods like the East Village and SoHo, nostalgia for the decade has reached new heights.

Time, Lost and Regained

This past August, TIME:SPANS combined last year’s postponed programming with a new 2021 schedule and presented 11 concerts. That number of evenings dedicated to music from the first or second Viennese Schools would be definitive, but near a quarter way into the 21st century, a listener is barely getting a partial survey of what’s happening on the contemporary scene.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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