Stravinsky http://nwpr.org en Radiolab: The Language Of Music And The Music Of Language http://nwpr.org/post/radiolab-language-music-and-music-language <p></p><p></p><p>What is music? Why does it move us? How does the brain process sound, and why are some people better at it than others?</p><p>Radiolab posed this question, and seeks to understand the DNA of music - and the connection between music and language.</p><p>In <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91512-musical-language/">a recent episode</a>, Radiolab looked at the disastrous debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913, examined music through modern neurology, and met a composer using computers to decode music and find its essential pieces.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:49:17 +0000 Max Bartlett 47659 at http://nwpr.org Radiolab: The Language Of Music And The Music Of Language Hit The Road And Hear Some Music: Summer Classical Festivals 2013 http://nwpr.org/post/hit-road-and-hear-some-music-summer-classical-festivals-2013 Summer is heating up and so are dozens of classical music festivals all around the country. We couldn't possibly list them all, but here's a sampling of some of the best events, from open-air venues and seaside spots to historic concert halls. Been to a great summer festival we've missed? Feel free to pass along your own reviews in the comments section.<p><strong>EAST</strong><p><ul><p><li>The <a href="http://www.spac.org/" target="_blank">Saratoga Performing Arts Center</a> in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. is the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:55:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 30017 at http://nwpr.org Hit The Road And Hear Some Music: Summer Classical Festivals 2013 A Jazzy Spin on an Infamous Classical Piece http://nwpr.org/post/jazzy-spin-infamous-classical-piece <p>The music of two innovators from the last two centuries comes together Saturday night in Tacoma.&nbsp; Tacoma Philharmonic and Broadway Center present &lsquo;The Bad Plus &ndash; <em>on Sacred Ground: Stravinsky&rsquo;s Rite of Spring&rsquo;</em>.&nbsp; According to <em>Billboard</em>, The Bad Plus is America&rsquo;s most &ldquo;audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio&rdquo;.&nbsp; They will be performing one of the most famous works of 20<sup>th</sup> century art, Stravinsky&rsquo;<em>s</em><em> Rite of Spring</em>, a work that at its premiere <a href="http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/20thcen Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:46:32 +0000 4596 at http://nwpr.org A Jazzy Spin on an Infamous Classical Piece