Olympic Figure Skaters Love "Boléro." Here's Why
It's been an eventful few weeks in the music world. From the Olympics to Valentine's Day, plus some local curiosities, here's what's been going on!
- Music is always a big part of an Olympic opening ceremony. But this year, there was a distinctly classical flair at the Beijing Games, and Twitter took notice...
OK I thought it was weird they were playing the Nutcracker music earlier, but at least it's a Christmas/winter story...— Emily is Domeward Bound (@JaysGirlEmily) February 4, 2022
Now they're playing Pomp & Circumstance?? 😂
- Valentine's Day is always a good day for classical music. But is it a good day for classical musicians? Here's what the The Violin Channel found out about the pros and cons of making music with your spouse!
- Here's a cool story from former GBH News Producer Amanda McGowan on the curious history, traditions, and mathematical intricacies of playing the bells at Boston's Old North Church.
In this episode of the Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit Boston’s Old North Church, which was cemented in American history by Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. But now the ringers who play these bells in a centuries-old style are adding a twist. https://t.co/c715VkgjhN— Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) January 31, 2022
- The Winter Olympics means figure skating, and as sure as night follows day, one work is almost guaranteed to make an appearance: Ravel's Boléro. But what makes it so compelling? Composer Melissa Dunphy investigates.