The trailer for our new podcast is LIVE on iTunes and RadioPublic! This podcast will feature interviews and discussions about classical music with musicians, classical music lovers, and friends that are brand new to listening to classical music.

So if you like what Pitc...

For me, Spring is a time of rejuvenation. I struggle with cold, gray winters. Generally, my thoughts are occupied with metaphysical thinking during that time of year: What’s it all about? Why are we here? Is there a God, and if so can he/she/it make it WARM AND SUNNY P...

This week’s fire at the Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris was a tragedy. Thankfully, complete destruction of the building was averted, and there were no deaths. The Cathedral will be restored, thanks to the stunning generosity of some of the world’s wealthiest. Much has be...

This upcoming bio-pic about the renowned Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti seeks to answer the question: What was so special about Luciano Pavarotti? The obvious answer was his miraculous voice - he was one of the best opera singers ever to have lived. His warm, smooth,...

In under 5 mins, the amazing conductor Antonio Pappano explains the plot of Verdi's opera The Force of Destiny (La Forza del Destino), and shows many of the musical highlights of the piece. 

Give yourself a treat and spend 5 mins with Verdi and Pappano:

Pappano is curren...

This Forbes article by Benjamin Wolff is an efficient and colorful description of America's great misunderstanding of the power of the arts. The article presents statistics about the arts that are enlightening, and surprising even for a lifelong musician and music-love...

This album features a fabulous recording of Beethoven’s often overlooked 6 bagatelles, performed by the great pianist Yevgeny Subdin. These little pieces give the listener a full serving of Beethoven’s deep musical approach. Ludwig van Beethoven was far more avant gard...

This new album (Placeless), a collaboration between the famous Kronos Quartet and Iranian singers Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat collides classical music with Iranian melodies and poetry from yesterday and today. The sound of this disc is captivating. The middle eastern folk in...

February 26, 2019

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic were invited to play at the Oscars on Sunday evening. A beautiful soundtrack to this year's "In Memoriam". Doesn't do much to dispel the thought that classical music is dying (which is false), but that's why PitchSHIFT i...

January 28, 2019

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A great new article from The Guardian discusses the research behind the establishment of the new classical music radio station: Scala Radio. In the article, they quote Jack Pepper, one of the young new hosts that will be featured on the c...

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