Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F Minor, S. 359 No. 1 (Corresponds With Piano Version No. 14 in F Minor), Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

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Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult

Her voice quaking with anger and despair, the pop star Britney Spears has asked repeatedly in court to be freed from the conservatorship that has controlled her money and personal life for 13 years. What’s more, she asked the judge to sever the arrangement without making her undergo a psychological evaluation. It’s a demand that legal experts say is unlikely […]

Bo Burnham’s Jeff Bezos Songs Up in Streams After Space Flight

Additionally, “Bezos II” streams grew from 263,000 July 18-19 to 304,000 July 20-21, a 16% boost. Combining the two, the songs were streamed 1.7 million times in the U.S. on on-demand platforms July 20-21, up 21% from 1.5 million on July 18-19. Neither “Bezos I” nor “Bezos II” has made a Billboard chart since Inside‘s May 30 Netflix release and […]

Asian Composers Reflect on Careers in Western Classical Music

Asian composers who write in Western classical musical forms, like symphonies and operas, tend to have a few things in common. Many learned European styles from an early age, and finished their studies at conservatories there or in the United States. And many later found themselves relegated to programming ghettos like Lunar New Year concerts. (One recent study found that […]

Britney Spears Shares Vacation Hope, Cher Wants to Make It Real

The kind words from Cher were just the latest show of support from the Britney Nation and the singer’s cadre of superstar supporters, and it came as Spears mused about who she can trust these days, and also revealed her Sex and the City-level shoe crisis. “So what do you guys do to keep your dreams alive ???? Just curious […]

Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: I. Introitus: Requiem, Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan, Anna Tomowa-Sintow & Wiener Singverein

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Kanye West Unveils ‘Donda’ Album, With a Verse From Jay-Z

Fans were given few details about “Donda” before the event, and the excessively loud speakers at the stadium made it hard to decipher lyrics or other key details. What was clear from the public listening session, which also streamed live via Apple Music, was that the album continued to explore themes of religion both sonically and lyrically, and featured a […]

Snap Reaches 293M Users, Revenue Sharply Increases

In prepared remarks on Thursday’s earnings call, Spiegel noted that while the number of users viewing content on Snapchat has increased, time spent watching user-generated content has decreased year-over-year — a decline he said was due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and a decline in the volume of daily posts to users’ stories. “While it is unclear when these […]

I’ll Be Home for Christmas, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic

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‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage’ Review: How a Festival Went Wrong

It is mildly surprising that it took so long for a documentary about the 1999 edition of the Woodstock music festival to be made. After all, this was an epic, epoch-defining debacle that deserves more scrutiny than, say, the Fyre Festival, a preposterous fiasco from 2017 that crashed before actually happening yet has already prompted two films about it. Garret […]

Rolling Loud Miami: Giant Screen Collapses Day Before Festival

Like many other events, Rolling Loud was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Originally set for May 2020, the event was rescheduled several times. This weekend’s lineup includes A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott and Post Malone. Kanye West, who held a listening party for his anticipated 10th studio album, DONDA, at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of Friday’s planned release, […]

At Salzburg, Don Giovanni Gets No Pleasure From Seducing

SALZBURG, Austria — “Chi son io, tu non saprai,” the stage director Romeo Castellucci said during a recent interview in the lobby of the Salzburg Festival’s main theater. He smiled and gestured to an interpreter, who gave the translation: “You will never know who I am.” The phrase is part of the title character’s entrance line in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” […]

Tones And I No. 1 In Australia With ‘Welcome To The Madhouse’

Welcome To The Madhouse features the previously released songs “Fly Away” and “Cloudy Day,” which this week lifts to a new peak, up 44-31. “Dance Monkey” appeared on Tones’ debut 2019 EP, The Kids Are Coming, which peaked at No. 3 on the national survey. “Wow wow wow! Thank you so much Australia for your ongoing love and support, I […]