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What is a countertenor?

It's a feast in falsetto... from Farinelli and the Pope, to King's College Choir and Benjamin Britten, the cult of the countertenor is just beginning...

This Week in Music History: The premiere of Verdi’s Messa da...

Verdi’s Messa da Requiem was premiered in Milan's San Marco church under the baton of the conductor himself. Just 3 days later it lit up La Scala...

Portraits of Contemporary Composers: Playlist

Celebrating the composers who invite us to listen to the world anew — an amplified cactus? Why not?! But is there a (12-tone) method to their madness?

This Week in Music History: Mendelssohn revives Bach’s St Matthew Passion...

The Matthew Passion was all but buried with Bach in 1750. But following its 1829 resurrection, courtesy of Felix Mendelssohn, it seems to have taken on a life of its own...

This Week in Music History: The premiere of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (1607)

Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo isn’t the first opera. But it’s remarkably close.

This Week in Music History: The premiere of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony...

“I dedicate my last work to the majesty of all majesties, the beloved God, and hope that he will give me so much time to complete the same,” he is alleged to have said.

Raphaël Pichon on Monteverdi’s Vespers, the seventeenth century, and the current...

Raphaël Pichon © François Sechet Hailed by many as the face of the new generation of young...

This Week in Music History: Beethoven finishes the Heiligenstadt Testament (1802)

"How could I possibly admit such an infirmity in the one sense which should have been more perfect in me than in others," Beethoven asks in his Heiligenstadt Testament.