Classical Music

Why We Can't Make Pretty Art Anymore

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

Art is a kind of counter thread of truth to the glossy fictions of pop culture. Western society lost its moral certainty about a century ago and rightfully so. If artists are to confront truth, the truth is so often, so ugly.

Top 10 Reasons Why the Symphony Is Cool

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Music
Sacha DeVoretz

I consider the symphony as cool as Radiohead, Boards of Canada or Ele (my new favourite artist). Recently, I spoke with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and they shared with me the top 10 reasons why the symphony is cool.

Crazy Lives Of Classical Composers

HuffPost Canada Music | Robin Tarnowetzki | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Music

The modern music world is no stranger to scandal and weirdness. Chris Brown hitting Rihanna. Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat. Phil Spector's m...

LISTEN: A Stress-Coping Playlist

Laurence Vittes | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Living
Laurence Vittes

Throughout the day, whenever I feel stress in my body or in my mood and behaviour, I use classical music to embrace the stress and release it through breathing to achieve an in-the-present-moment frame of mind and reconnect positively and creatively with reality.