Category Archives: Classical Music in Popular Culture

Copland, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and the Hoe-Down from Rodeo

Everyone knows the “Hoe-Down” tune from Aaron Copland’s Ballet Rodeo (even if they don’t know who Aaron Copland was or … Continue reading

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Amadeus and Moneyball

I saw Moneyball when it was released last year, and have seen Amadeus many times. Leaving the theater after Moneyball, I … Continue reading

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Popular Music and Classical Music as Social Currency

Last month three Harvard researchers published conclusions drawn from a four-year study of the influence people’s Facebook friends’ “likes” have … Continue reading

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32 Short Films About Glenn Gould or The Red Violin?

Which is a better film about classical music: 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould, or The Red Violin?  I watch … Continue reading

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