The Political Economy of Classical Music

Over the last century, classical music has grown increasingly estranged from a mass audience or popular musical forms, retreating into an elitist silo. This is not the fault of individual musicians: the development of their art is inseparable from wider social and political trends. Capitalism first created the space in […]

5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 Gürzenich Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth, conductor (Myrios) Anton Bruckner, modernist trailblazer? So thinks François-Xavier Roth, one of the more inventive conductors working today. Roth has been working on a Bruckner cycle with his Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, Germany, of which this is the first evidence on record. […]