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Arpeggio virtuoso

Music | Remembering eclectic jazz master Larry Coryell, 1943-2017
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 3/15/17, 03:34 pm

Few jazz guitarists recorded more or in a greater variety of styles than Larry Coryell, who passed away in February at the age of 73.

Not counting live albums or compilations, he released over 60 albums, most under his own name, and quite a few co-billed with duet partners or in collaboration with larger ensembles. He explored so many jazz-based genres that categorizing him posed a risk not unlike that faced by the proverbial blind men feeling the elephant.

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Shakespeare-Music Albums

Culture
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 3/01/17, 12:44 pm

Shakespeare Songs 

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano

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Classically classical

Culture | A Bulgarian radio dispute suggests audiences miss old classical music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 3/01/17, 11:24 am

Critics have written much about the break that occurred in the 20th century between the traditional and the experimental branches of classical music, usually with an aim toward explaining the dwindling popularity of the genre as a whole.

Two recent articles shed new light on the situation.

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