In Part II of Professor Linton’s “The Future of Music”, he discusses Wagner’s “Parsifal”, Boulez’s “Structures”, & Cage’s “Etudes Australes”. This lecture was presented in April 2013 and was filmed live at MTSU. Professor Linton’s lecture contains copyrighted material, including portions of musical works and video, the use of which may not have been specifically […]
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This is the first of a two-part introduction to “the golden mean”, a ratio and geometric form that has long played a significant role in art yet about which there is frequently a good deal of misunderstanding.
In this second video of the extended Refinersfire Education Blog, Michael Linton continues his discussion of ‘What Makes Music Great’ with an in-depth look at Bach’s “Prelude in C Major (1722)”. Could this be a ‘perfect’ piece of music? Is there such a thing as perfect art? Let’s find out!
Twice a year we feel compelled to do a giant overhaul in the area of tidiness. Once, during that transition from the blistery cold to the gradually more-pleasant warmth of spring – collectively and rightly known as ‘spring cleaning’; and then again, as we prepare for the onslaught of company during the fast-approaching holiday season. […]
Classical music is in a desperate crisis. Institutions–orchestras, opera companies, concert series and solo performers, even publishers and distributors, are fighting for cultural relevancy and fiscal solvency. Many are collapsing (the most recent extinction was the venerable New York City Opera which shut its doors in September, 2013, after seventy years of operation). But while […]