Mozart Spurs Microbe Productivity

According to Der Spiegel: The sonic waves of Mozart’s compositions, along with the addition of oxygen, spur micro-organisms to a higher performance in breaking down biosolids, Stucki explained. As a result, wastewater facilities will be able to save energy costs Read More …

Inequality

I’ve made several posts for Blog Action Day, and today’s topic is inequality. In the U.S., there is a staggering inequality of access for music education, and more importantly, for classical music. This is a conscious decision made by hundreds Read More …

The Return of Opera as Spectacle

On Saturday, April 28th, the Dallas Opera did something truly historic, and not just from an academic or technical perspective. The opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte was simulcast for free in Cowboys Stadium (the local sports stadium). Originally the Dallas Read More …

Breaking News in the World of Opera

In the U.S.A., February is celebrated as Black History Month, and this year, we really have something to celebrate! Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English-born composer (not to be confused with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the eighteenth-century poet), wrote an opera titled Thelma Read More …

What’s Wrong with Classical Music?

From a paper by John Sloboda (pdf file): The traditions and forms of the academy are, despite what some apologists claim, inaccessible to most people. Their inaccessibility is of two sorts. First, they do not reflect to most people the Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 Is Classical Music Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 I’ve been posting Read More …