5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Choral Music

In the past, we’ve chosen the five minutes or so we would play to make our friends fall in love with classical music, the piano, opera, the cello, Mozart, 21st-century composers, the violin, Baroque music, sopranos, Beethoven, the flute, string quartets, tenors and Brahms. Now we want to convince those curious friends to love choral music — the gorgeous sound […]

Diane Warren Performs 12 Oscar-Nominated Songs in 5 Minutes

The legendary songwriter is hoping to win for the first time this year, for “Io si (Seen)” from ‘The Life Ahead.’ The legendary songwriter Diane Warren has accumulated a dozen best original song Oscar nominations across five different decades, but she has never taken home a statuette. No other woman in history, across all Oscar categories, has ever remained winless […]

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms

In the past, we’ve chosen the five minutes or so we would play to make our friends fall in love with classical music, the piano, opera, the cello, Mozart, 21st-century composers, the violin, Baroque music, sopranos, Beethoven, the flute, string quartets and tenors. Now we want to convince those curious friends to love the music of Johannes Brahms (1833-97), master […]