Remembering Debussy (1862 – 1918): The Imaginary Getaway

What would music sound like today, if there was never a Clause Debussy – the first modernist composer that inspired Ravel, Messiaen, Stravinsky, Bartok, Glass and many other artists that marked the music of the 20th Century? They aren’t the only ones – if you are a jazz fan, you’ve probably stumbled across the name of […]

The Anthem Of The Eternal Bohemians: The Rhapsody Of Our Lives

Although classical music is considered serious and reserved for a special type of audience, great composers have always had an influence on jazz and pop / rock musicians. It was back in ’45 when Sinatra sang lyrics to a theme from Rachmaninoff’s concerto. Bands like Procol Harum, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull, The Beach Boys, The […]

The Flight of Marc Chagall

He wakes up, still sleepy and rheumy-eyed, and talks about how he flew above the village the whole night, looking at the roofs under the snow and the church, yellow with blue domes, street cleaners and hunched passers-by ….He speaks without stopping. His mother shuts him up unwilling to admit to herself how scared she […]