Music liberates us from vulgarity, intellectual rigidity, and the tyranny of unexamined, popular opinions about music and beauty.
Sir Andras Schiff exudes an inner calm and spirit of relaxation, as if he were playing in his own living room, seemingly unaware of the audience.
An ‘album movie’ that snarks about Our/Sour America.
Verve’s excellent Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series just re-released an impeccable and gorgeous-sounding new pressing of this LP.
Dismissed as a dime-store Shostakovich, then praised as a major modern composer. Damian Thompson on the rediscovery of Mieczysław Weinberg
The screen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights offers a thin story but plenty of good cheer.
Miranda’s cultural misappropriation in In the Heights belongs to a mainstream culture that seeks a Latino figure who is acceptable because he is nonthreatening.