Last week when I was going through this week’s program with Vigen Guroian, I was listening to some of the choral music for the first time in two years.
Music may document history as accurately as any text. Songs from Victor Jara, Mercedes Sosa, Calexico, The Clash, and Chuck Brodsky.
Sometimes it takes the Sounds of Blackness to deliver you from your thoughts.
Watching singer Stevie Wonder’s acceptance speech of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, I was struck by the tenor and natural way he spoke about his faith and invoked God’s name.
A Buddhist teacher provides methods for coping with uncertainty, and our senior editor finds community and respite in music.
We probed a bit deeper into the musical affections of a "well-ordered" novelist — tastes that include Beethoven, Chopin, and Puccini but also Van Halen and Def Leppard. A light-hearted fiesta of conversation and sound.
Hear Russell talk about the meaning and influence of music in her writing.