Are Opera And Classical Music Still Important Today?

With the rise of pop music, jazz, and electronica, both opera and classical music started to fade away from the public eye. By 2013, people are beginning to wonder whether opera and classical music are still relevant to the modern world of music. Granted, you will not typically see today’s teenagers bopping their heads to […]

Top 10 Best Known Classical Melodies (video)

Top 10 Best Known Classical Melodies: Classical music should be placed in a pedestal. This countdown of the top 10 best known classical melodies is for those who enjoy the genre. 10. Overture to William Tell, Gioachino Rossini An overture that is 12 minutes long, divided into 4 parts: depiction of the storm, the morning […]

Does Digital Technology Enhance Live Classical Performances?

Does digital technology divert or enhance the musical experience of today’s concert-goers? Author-cum-critic Ivan Hewett has singled out two concerts by two luminaries of the contemporary music scene for their modern take on the live classical performance.  They caught his fancy, not for the usual reason that they were an exceptional display of artistic talent, […]

Will Orchestra Members Enjoy New Symphonies?

The world of music is in a state of constant creation. There is no question about whether or not new music is being made in the genre of symphony orchestra. There are people who are working on their first pieces as this article is being read – it’s just the way the world of music […]

Infinite Interest in Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (Guide)

*Beethoven’s 5th Symphony* is the most influential symphonic creation of all time. Tom Service points out that the 5th Symphony is so familiar today that we fail to even hear the notes properly. We should never lose sight of what symphony’s real purpose is.

The Five Greatest Classical Compositions Ever

Classical music has had a lot of hits throughout the centuries, and unlike the hits of today, their music is still recognized throughout the world today. Though there are many compositions that could be called masterpieces, these five have managed to earn the universal acclaim of just about every critic in history. 1. Symphony No. […]

Live Performances: More Value Than You Think

Shen Yun Performing Arts Live Performance Samples: When was the last time you enjoyed a live performance? Well if it’s been longer than you can remember, you’re really missing out on the wonders of an amazing cultural experience. Whether you are listening to a free community band or symphony, enjoying a college or university ensemble […]

How to Watch Classical Chinese Dance as a Non Chinese Dancer

  In China, dancing is an extremely diverse form of art that consists of several traditional and contemporary dance genres. These dances cover an extensive range, starting from folk dances up to performances in ballet and opera, and might be utilized in ceremonies, rituals and public celebrations. Also, there are 56 officially renowned ethnic groups […]

Is Shen Yun Live Performance Worth Seeing? ( Video)

Is Shen Yun Show Worth Seeing? Shen Yun Performing Arts  is a New York based classical Chinese dance and music company.  They specialize in bringing to life  Chinese arts and traditional Chinese culture. Why can’t  Shen Yun be seen anywhere in China or DVD? China is too uptight.  It’s either you submit to heavy regulation […]

Which Came First – Classical Chinese Dance Or Ballet?

Aficionados of classical music often love seeing live performances of their favorite pieces accompanied by traditional dance acts. While ballet may have been the gold standard of classical music, it’s not necessarily the oldest of the classical dance genre. Here’s a brief history on both, as well as the overall verdict as to which is […]