Jennifer Gersten is a freelance writer and musician.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Beethoven was the first composer to give his pieces metronome markings, and even pledged to do away with indicating such indefinite tempi as “allegretto.”
Monday, September 25, 2017
Jennifer Gersten shares four pieces of music that were written intentionally to be near impossible to play.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Jennifer Gersten examines the history of the toy piano.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Jennifer Gersten writes about the history of gut strings for instruments.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Jennifer Gersten interviews musicologist Alan Pollack about the Beatles seminal work “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and its classical arrangements.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Agnes Obel’s music is only getting weirder, and she’s delighted.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Mostly composed in the 20th century, traditional circus music draws from rags, waltzes, marches and other dance accompaniments.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
With a former career in digital information architecture, Keating has embraced technology that's connected her music to large audiences.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Jennifer Gersten discovers the choir influences of composer Julianna Barwick.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Jennifer Gersten was in attendance at the New York Philharmonic concert in 2012 when the so-called 'Ringtone Incident' occured. She shares her memories of the experience.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Watch some La Monte Young's experimental “Compositions 1960” performed in unusual ways.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The story behind Muzak's use of pseudo-science to influence consumers and workers and how its empire collapsed.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Electronic musical instrument founder Robert Moog believed that electronic music posed no threat to preexisting musical forms like the symphony. In fact, he saw it as complementary.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Watch Zorn lead a Cobra rehearsal in a clip from Derek Bailey's 1992 documentary On the Edge: Improvisation in Music.
Monday, March 27, 2017
The musical duo is a relationship like any other. Here are 8 videos of unusual duets that will entertain you.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The ’80s were a time of wonderfully awkward fashions and album covers. The classical recording business was not immune to these trends. Check out this list of some of our favorites.
Monday, March 13, 2017
In music, the tradition of “sampling,” or using fragments of others’ recorded work, is time-honored. Here are some classical composers that have done so.
Monday, March 06, 2017
If you’re planning on tying the knot this spring, consider slipping some of these alternative classical and jazz suggestions into your wedding.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
In performance, the page turner is the pianist's shadow. Here are five videos that capture the existential predicament page turners can find themselves in.