The Dances, Joys, Pleasures
How dance music found its stylized peak in the Baroque and how Bach can make us dance today.
What I Do on My Summer Vacation
Our annual guide to American summer festivals lays out its beach towel.
Music & Dance
music + life
Working the nine-to-five with Fred Child
Music for Dancing
Terry Davies provides the words to Matthew Bourne’s wordless creations.
Ne me quitte pas
Ute Lemper sings songs of love and war with a string quartet.
Where It Is Needed Most
Street Symphony brings music to the margins.
An Enduring Threnody
Composer Krzysztof Penderecki and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood
The Value of Ballet
Wherein Emil de Cou takes on the author’s tutu biases
When the Shoe Fits
Prokofiev’s Cinderella is much more than a charming retelling of the beloved fairy tale.
A Baroque Fix
Toronto’s Opera Atelier was founded by a pair of dancers.
Bach on a mandolin from Avi Avital; the sophomore release of East Coast Chamber Orchestra; Arvo Part gets the Paul Hillier treatment; the Janacek Trio plays J.B. Foerster; a fifty-CD collector’s edition from Mercury Living Presence; Vivaldi you haven’t heard (but ought to) by l’Estravagante; and shockingly modern Gesualdo from The Hilliard Ensemble
Dancing with the Stars
Maurice André (1933-2012)
The Horn of Plenty