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How the Gig Economy shaped musical history
For centuries, composers have had to make money where they can
September 24, 2017
Why can't anyone solve the mystery of Don Giovanni?
Some cheer a hero of the Enlightenment; others despise his murderous cruelty and lust. Which Don will the Teatro Di San Carlo bring?
September 7, 2017
The (R)evolution of Opera
A quick scan of the most successful new operas in the past 50 years shows that contemporary subjects often sell and attract new audiences
July 20, 2017
A talent kept quiet: the suppressed music of Alma Mahler
As two of Alma Mahler’s works are revived on a new album, Joe Heaney looks at how her talent was stifled by the conventions of a male-dominated society.
May 13, 2017
When cultures collide: how the exotic Orient inspired western music
As Scheherazade is performed by the Toulouse Symphony Orchestra at Emirates Palace, we take a look at the influence of the East on 19th and 20th century composers.
April 29, 2017
Pianist Ivana Gavric on why she picked 19th-century composer Chopin as the focus of her new album
“His music is quite special,” she says. “He has this incredible ability to speak to an individual rather than the masses, and that really gets to you; it speaks directly to the heart.
April 23, 2017
Music and politics entwine in the life and work of cello maestro Mstislav Rostropovich
This colossus of the concert hall – who died in April 2007 at the age of 80 – was as big in life as the notoriously warm sounds he produced from the cello.
April 18, 2017
John Williams’s scores to add melody to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park at Dubai Opera
As Dubai Opera screens two films accompanied by performances of the scores by John Williams, we look at the composer’s prolific career.
April 17, 2017
What effect did madness have on Schummann’s music?
Composer Robert Schumann is seen by many as a classic example of an artist driven mad by his genius – but some argue the cause of descent into insanity was physical rather than mental.
April 2, 2017
Abu Dhabi Festival 2017: Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble unite cultures through music
Formed in 2000 by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the ensemble foster the noble ambition of bringing people of different nationalities and cultures together through music.
March 26, 2017