The German writer’s keen observation of displacement helped me understand my own ancestor’s journey.
What happened to an entire generation of promising composers?
Simon Rattle leaves the Berlin Philharmonic.
On Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek, Ulrich Seidl, Georg Friedrich Haas, and the art of anti-patriotism.
A literary investigation.
On physical fear, Virgil, and the language of skateboarding.
How the far-right government targets Polish artists.
A drag queen comes of age in Singapore.
Im strengsten Staat der Welt sind Dragqueens die wahren Rebellen. (DE)
Helmut Lachenmann speaks on his "Marche fatale."
A profile of the composer Jay Schwartz.
On listening to music while airborne, ruins, and memory.
When a professor fell in love with a student, it tore my composition class apart.
An interview with Matthias Pintscher.
How Berlin and techno saved Joshua Fineberg.
A profile of the composer Michael Maierhof, explorer of objects.
An interview with the composer Ashley Fure.
An interview with the composer Sarah Nemtsov.
A photo essay from an organ builder's workshop.
Did Claude Vivier predict his own murder?
The composer Georg Friedrich Haas opens up about his sexuality.
A new production of George Benjamin's "Written on Skin."
Valium, secrecy, bibliophilia, and the world's most important collection of contemporary music manuscripts.
What erotic fiction about the two composers says about art and self belief.
Does marijuana have a future in classical music?
A right-wing politician threatens the Archivio Luigi Nono.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi.
A new exhibition of the life of Richard Wagner's decidedly gay, ambivalently Nazi son.
An interview with the soprano Marina Rebeka.
Olivier Latry and Iveta Apkalna discuss the perils and pleasures of the organ.