Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Igor Oistrakh, Soviet-Era Violinist (and a Son of One), Dies at 90

Igor Oistrakh, a noted violinist who was part of a violin-playing family that included his father, David, one of the 20th century’s finest exponents of the instrument, died on Aug. 14 in Moscow. He was 90.His son, the...

Bomba Estéreo Strives to Save the Planet and Soothe the Heart

When Bomba Estéreo, the Colombian duo of Simón Mejía and Liliana Saumet, had nearly finished recording its sixth studio album, “Deja,” the group took part in an age-old ritual: a pagamento, or payment. It’s a ceremony “to pay...

On ‘Certified Lover Boy,’ Drake Seeks an Enemy Besides Himself

This is particularly true in the songs about women: the silly “Girls Want Girls” with Lil Baby, “Get Along Better” with Ty Dolla Sign, the lightly grim “___ Fans.” Rather, what really gets Drake steaming on this album...

It’s Time to Give Enya Another Listen

On the long drives through Ireland that peppered my childhood like bouts of flu, my father played songs from a small a pool of classic albums. Many of these would be familiar to any Irishman from that time....

Miss the Old Kanye? Try the New Kanye.

West has always been dreaming big, speaking loudly, courting controversy and channeling all of that into music. But one thing has changed. Source link

10 Hours Gives Us (Almost) All of Schumann’s Songs

Back in 1988, it was hearing the lieder of Robert Schumann that convinced Christian Gerhaher, then a philosophy student in Munich, to ask a pianist he knew from school, Gerold Huber, whether they might start playing some songs...

Mas Aya’s Music Holds Quiet Rebellions

Brandon Valdivia’s “Momento Presente” is like a summons. On the arresting track from his September album, “Máscaras,” an offbeat, not-quite-footwork rhythm thumps under the swirls of a tin whistle. A bell chimes, and before long, the godlike voice...

Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Is No. 1, but Drake Waits in the Wings

Kanye West’s long-delayed new album, “Donda,” starts at No. 1 on Billboard’s new chart with the biggest opening of the year so far. But its reign at the top may be brief, with Drake’s latest LP lining up...

China’s Weibo Suspends BTS, Blackpink and EXO Fan Accounts

Agnes He, a university student in the southeastern Jiangsu Province of China, said that she believed it could help rein in fan behavior that had gone too far. But she also fretted about whether she could still buy...

The Changing American Canon Sounds Like Jessie Montgomery

The history of classical music in the United States is one long identity crisis: the search for a homegrown sound, free from European influence. That anxiety has manifested itself time and again as self-sabotage, with some composers —...
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Where to Stream Michael K. Williams’s Best TV Performances

Omar didn’t scare easily, and neither did Michael K. Williams.Starting with his breakout performance in “The Wire,” the...
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