World Music: Arab, Persian, Indian Collaborations

Listen to world music tied to Arab, Persian, or Indian music, but with Western classical music instruments – cello, double bass – and Scandinavian folk instruments. Hear Swedish folk fiddling and South Indian tradition Carnatic violin together in music from the quartet Nordic Raga, who are Bangalore-born violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, Swedish folk fiddler Mats Edén, Dan Svensson, percussion, Pär Moberg, saxophones.

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World Music: Arab, Persian, Indian Collaborations

See How the Met Built ‘Tosca,’ Its Biggest Production of the Season

Rome wasn’t built in a day. When the Metropolitan Opera decided to create a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” true to the work’s Roman settings, the company’s army of artists and artisans started work nearly a year before its opening night, on New Year’s Eve.


See How the Met Built ‘Tosca,’ Its Biggest Production of the Season


500 Years Later, the Reformation Is Still Creating Music

The National Lutheran Choir performing Kim André Arnesen’s “Holy Spirit Mass” at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.


Written by Brandon Woller.



500 Years Later, the Reformation Is Still Creating Music

MINNEAPOLIS — Lutheran congregants, I’ve learned, sing long and loud. They belt every verse of every hymn with all their hearts. And such was Martin Luther’s intent: that a congregation should participate actively and fully in worship services.

The Same Song Sung in 15 Places

The Same Song Sung in 15 Places: A Wonderful Case Study of How Landscape & Architecture Shape the Sounds of Music

“In each place, Müllner sings the same strange song: in a tunnel, an attic, a field before an oil derricks, the nave of a cathedral, and an anechoic chamber—which resembles the interior of an alien spacecraft and produces no reflections whatsoever. Sometimes the effect is subtle, inviting you to lean in and listen more closely; sometimes it’s outsized and operatic.”