Bachtrack is your guide to the best classical music concerts, opera and dance performances worldwide. Browse for some of the 12,000 upcoming events in our database, look for your favourite composer or performer or read some of the 200 reviews we write each month across the world. Learn about world trends in music and get tips on the opera and ballet stars of tomorrow.
FILM MUSIC MONTH
Herrmann’s core philosophy of scoring film music was not to provide music to accompany the action of the film, but rather to paint a psychological portrait or arouse a compelling atmosphere.
In the late 1890s, Shakespeare's plays became a popular source for films and remained one throughout the 20th century. Here's a brief journey through time and some of the most popular films.
The cinematic world consists of two types: those who believe that continually recasting from a favoured coterie of actors can endanger suspension of disbelief, and those who do not.
Last week, I had the strange, exciting, and enjoyable experience of seeing my student days from the other side of the fence. Nine years after graduating from the University of Nottingham, first with a BA(Hons) and then a Masters in Music, I found myself back in the lecture theatre where I’d attended countless classes – only now I was the one doing the talking
CONTEMPORARY MONTH INTERVIEWS
This October, Bachtrack is speaking to composers and choreographers around the world about their music, their artistic approach and everything contemporary. Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang kindly answered our call and gave us his own unique insight.