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What Can Classical Music Do for You?

You may remember that some years ago, it was popular to believe in something called the “Mozart Effect”, which was what supposedly happened when Mozart’s music was played to a baby and that baby became smarter. As it turned out, the Mozart Effect was partly but not completely true. There was an increase in spatial […]

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The Best Movie Scores of the 21st Century

Needless to say, music in the movies has come on leaps and bounds in the last century or so. So far in the 21st century, we have seen a remarkably evolutionary and active period for movie scores. Without forgetting the formative and bold achievements of such old masters as Toru Takemitsu and Bernard Hermann, the […]

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The Most Contemporary Rock N Roll Composers

Classical music didn’t die at the 19th century, au contraire, there’s a new generation of musicians radically changing the precepts of what we use to know as chamber music while making the classic genre more popular and friendly to the public. Modern-day classical music will completely change your preconceived notions and open up to a […]

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That Time Street Music Met Classical Musical

Jazz was born in the late 19th century from African-American musicians and is considered ‘America’s classical music’. Their stylistic origins are strongly influenced by European classical music but also the traditional sounds of West Africa, creating a cultural melting pot, coloured and enriched, that has given birth to many children, from soul to progressive rock. […]

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The Influence of Classical Music in Children

One of the most interesting proposals on children’s development is to educate them surrounded by music. Even the music the baby hears during pregnancy can yield multiple benefits. And children who learn to play a musical instrument acquire many emotional and intellectual advantages over those children who don’t. Sometimes most people tend to think of […]

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The New Generation of Latin American Orchestras

Since the fall and dissolution of the URSS, a considerable amount of great camera musicians have emigrated to Latin America to continue their work on new orchestras, performing but more importantly: teaching. This phenomenon started a few decades ago and its results can be seen in our days; it has changed entirely the picture of […]

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Have you Heard of Contemporary Classical Music?

  • Posted on: July 27, 2018
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Now that you’re enjoying the classics, it is time to expand your horizons and give  contemporary music a chance. Have you ever thought about contemporary composers? There’s plenty of good material that you should include on your collection, keep reading, you’ll see some interesting findings. Philip Glass One of the most productive maestros of the […]

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Top Places to Get Orchestra News and Updates

In the past a person would find news about an orchestra by looking at a newspaper or hearing announcements on the radio. This was one way to hear about upcoming events and information. Information about orchestras would include when the orchestra was playing, the type of music they were playing and how to buy tickets […]

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How Stravinsky Creates 80s Nostalgia in Pop Music

  • Posted on: July 7, 2018
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We all know that everything is connected, and music is not an exception; there’s a curious story behind how Stravinsky, unbeknown to him, ended up being the author of one of the most used sounds in music and representing an era, way long after his death. First, we have to settle something: no matter what […]

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Guide to Seeing a Live Orchestra for the First Time

  • Posted on: June 18, 2018
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When you’re first getting into classical music, sooner or later you’ll want to enjoy the live experience. Naturally, you’ll turn to a live orchestra concert. Though that’s your best option and you’ll definitely enjoy yourself, it can also be a bit nerve-wracking due to all the crazy myth people have spread about proper concert etiquette […]