When sound effects are realistic, they are taken for granted, thanks to Jack Foley, who invented the way that this is done.
Long known to produce remarkable results for humans and other animal species, music therapy appears to have benefits for plant life as well.
Some of us know that classical music persuades, inspires, and consoles, but it seems that the masterpieces also convince the uninitiated.
Beethoven’s masterpiece set of 32 Variations in C Minor has always felt to me as if the entire universe were contained therein.
Woe is me — and the rest of us who think the English language beautiful — to see the grave errors being committed and adopted as acceptable.
A visit to China several years ago brought about a most welcome introduction to the world of Chinese opera and the desire to hear more.
Oscar Levant was a man of many highly-developed talents, but his greatest achievement is arguably his recording of Gershwin’s music.
It is not just the matter of having the same first four letters. There is much more that is shared by violins and violets.
Hearing piano playing by Maria João Pires is an experience that resembles no other, difficult to describe and not to be missed.
The all-important coffee break is respected by much of mankind. Even Johann Sebastian Bach had something to say about it.