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The best classical music to discover during self-isolation

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Rating:  0 Oliver Condy, Editor When not at my desk, the music I reach for most is by Mendelssohn – in recent weeks I’ve been rediscovering his string quartets which for me are the most perfect balance of poise, sophistication and indulgence. Only the other day, I returned to a recording of No. 4 in E…

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Five of the best recordings of Beethoven’s sonata cycles

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Rating:  0 Artur Schnabel Warner Classics 9029597507 Recorded between 1932 and 1938, this first-ever recording of the complete sonatas has remained a classic account.   The greatest piano concertos of all time   Wilhelm Kempff DG 477 7958 The German pianist recorded the cycle several times; DG’s remastered stereo version was released in 2008.   …

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P!nk Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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P!nk has revealed that she recently tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The singer broke the news in a statement posted on her Twitter account. “Two weeks ago my three-year-old son, Jameson, and I were showing symptoms of COVID-19,” she wrote. “Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive.” P!nk wrote…

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Octo Octa Shares New Love Hypnosis Mixtape: Listen

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Octo Octa, the Brooklyn-based house producer Maya Bouldry-Morrison, has released a new hour-long mix on T4T LUV NRG’s SoundCloud page. Listen to the mix in full below. While the mix is available to stream for free on SoundCloud, T4T LUV NRG (Octo Octa’s label with Eris Drew) is also selling copies of it on their…

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Sech Shares Video for New Song “Relación”: Watch

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Panamanian singer Sech has shared a brand new track called “Relación.” The single arrives with a colorful music video that centers on a woman leaving a toxic relationship. Watch the visual below. “Relación” was produced by Dímelo Flow and Slow Mike (Miguel Andrés Martínez Perea). It marks Sech’s first solo single of 2020, following his…

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Wes Anderson’s New Movie The French Dispatch Delayed

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There is a new release date for Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film The French Dispatch. The movie was scheduled to arrive July 24, but will now hit theaters on October 16. The French Dispatch stars Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, and more. Revisit the…

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Erykah Badu Hosting Interactive “Quarantine Concert Series”

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Erykah Badu has announced “Apocalypse Two: The Rooms,” the second installment in what she’s calling a an interactive “quarantine concert series.” Fans who view the livestream, which will feature Badu and her full band, will be given the ability to “move from room to room inside her home, exploring and experimenting with different genres of…

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The National Cancel Homecoming Festival 2020

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The National have canceled their 2020 Homecoming Festival. “We made every attempt to reschedule Homecoming for 2020, however due to circumstances beyond our control, the festival will not take place this year as planned,” the band wrote in a statement. Homecoming 2020 was scheduled to take place May 8 and 9 in the National’s hometown…

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Playboi Carti Charged With Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession, Released on Bond

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Playboi Carti was arrested last night (April 2) after being pulled over in Clayton County, Georgia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. According to county records, Carti was booked on two traffic violations and one misdemeanor count of possessing an ounce or less of marijuana. He was released on bond on all three counts today, records show.…

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Bill Withers Dead at 81

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Bill Withers has died, The Associated Press reports. According to The AP, the legendary soul singer-songwriter, behind enduring hits like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” and “Lovely Day,” died from heart complications on Monday, March 30. He was 81 years old. Born in rural West Virginia, Bill Withers endured poverty and heartbreak from an…

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Tortoise’s John Herndon Announces Debut Album, Shares New Song: Listen

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A Grape Dope is the moniker of drummer, producer, and founding Tortoise member John Herndon. And, for the first time, he’s releasing a solo LP. The record, Arthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers, is due out June 5 via Dangerbird. Herndon’s also shared the new song “Puppet Clubbing” with a visual featuring his…

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BBC announces classical music programme for Culture in Quarantine

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Rating:  0 As part of its Culture in Quarantine initiative, BBC Arts has announced a series of classical music broadcasts across its radio, TV and online platforms.  Max Richter’s Sleep – an eight-hour orchestral work designed to be listened to as you sleep – will be broadcast through the night on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 11…

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SiriusXM Offers Free Streaming Amid Social Distancing

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SiriusXM has announced that it is making its subscription-based radio programming free until May 15. Howard Stern shared the news in a Thursday night broadcast of his long-running eponymous talk show. No credit card is required to access the platform’s music, sports, and talk programming, though it’s limited to phones and at-home devices. See more…

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Jamie xx Joins Headie One and Fred again.. on New Song: Listen

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Headie One and Fred again.. have shared a new song that’s a collaboration with Jamie xx. Listen to “Smoke” from the duo’s new mixtape GANG below. GANG also features guest appearances from FKA twigs, Sampha, and Octavian. One track, “Tyron,” also samples slowthai. Jamie xx’s most recent solo album was 2015’s In Colour, a project…

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Drake Shares Video for New Song “Toosie Slide”: Watch

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Drake has released a brand new song called “Toosie Slide,” as well as a music video that reflects the current COVID-19 pandemic. The visual opens with a shot of Toronto’s empty streets. Then Drake appears in his house—self-isolating—wearing gloves and a mask while doing the song’s signature dance. By the song’s end Drake is dancing…

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Ben Gibbard Honors Adam Schlesinger With Fountains of Wayne Cover: Watch

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Adam Schlesinger, the singer-songwriter of Fountains of Wayne who wrote numerous iconic songs that appeared in films and TV shows, died yesterday of complications from COVID-19. Many artists have paid tribute to the late songwriter, and today, Ben Gibbard took a moment of his “Live From Home” livestream to cover a Fountains of Wayne song.…

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YNW Melly Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Jail

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YNW Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 while in a Florida jail, the Florida rapper’s official Instagram account announced. He’s currently awaiting trial in a Broward County jail after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The rapper’s team announced plans to file a motion for restricted release. Pitchfork has reached out to YNW…

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SXSW Film Festival 2020 Movies Coming to Amazon Prime

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Amazon Prime Video announced that it will host a handful of titles that were set to screen at this year’s SXSW film festival. The SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection will be open to all users with an Amazon login in the United States, not just those with a Prime subscription, for ten days. A launch…

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The Weeknd Co-Writes American Dad Episode

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The Weeknd recently released his new album After Hours, and in the hours when he wasn’t working on that new music, he was co-writing a new episode of the 17th season of the TBS animated series American Dad. He says that he plays himself (“kinda”). According to Deadline, he’ll also debut a new song on…

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce New Concert Film and Album

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced a new concert film. Chunky Shrapnel was recorded on the band’s 2019 tour of Europe. It arrives April 17 with a live-streamed premiere, accompanied by a double-LP release of the live album. Check out the trailer below. “Chunky Shrapnel was made for the cinema but as both…

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Solange Collaborator John Carroll Kirby Shares Surprise New Album: Listen

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Los Angeles-based pianist, producer, composer, and Solange collaborator John Carroll Kirby has surprise-released a new album. Kirby’s eight-track Conflict LP is out now via Stones Throw. Hear it below. Kirby announced his next studio album My Garden early this year. It is still slated to arrive April 24 (via Stones Throw). Conflict is a collection…

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Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans Jazz Patriarch, Dead at 85

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Ellis Marsalis, the New Orleans jazz pianist and patriarch of an accomplished family of musicians, has died. The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music confirmed his death to NBC News. Branford Marsalis said his father died of COVID-19 complications. He was 85. Marsalis was the father of renowned musicians Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis; his…

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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Reggae Tribute Album Announced

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Washington D.C. reggae group the Archives have announced their new LP Carry Me Home. A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, a reggae tribute to the two artists on what would have been Gil Scott-Heron’s 71s birthday. The album was produced by the Archives’ Darryl “Trane” Burke and Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton, and…

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Cristina, ZE Records New Wave Singer, Dead at 61

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Cristina, the new wave singer best known for the music she released on ZE Records, has died. ZE Records co-founder Michael Esteban confirmed the news on Facebook. People close to Cristina say she died of COVID-19 complications. She was 61. Cristina Monet-Palaci grew up spending time between the U.S., Italy, France, and England. After studying…

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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Judging National Book Awards

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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle has been announced as a judge for this year’s National Book Awards, working in the Literature in Translation category. He also shared a new cassette, Songs for Pierre Chuvin. Darnielle posted a cryptic message to Instagram with instructions to text “Cassette” to 31996 for updates on the 10-track tape’s release.…

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Fiona Apple Releasing New Album Fetch the Bolt Cutters This Month

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Fiona Apple has announced her first album in eight years. Fetch the Bolt Cutters is getting a digital release on April 17. She announced the release date in the video below, which was shared via the Fiona Apple Rocks Tumblr page. That account often posts personal video messages from Apple (including a recent one where…

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Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dead at 52 From COVID-19

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Adam Schlesinger, the singer-songwriter behind Fountains of Wayne and a vast repertoire of film and TV music, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19, Rolling Stone reports. His lawyer confirmed that he died from complications of the coronavirus. He was 52. Born in 1967, the New Yorker played bass in the indie-pop band Ivy while…