Tom Segev

In defence of classical music

Tom Segev   No music is as complex as classical. Jazz may boast intricate improvisation and unorthodox time signatures, and soul of the 1970s laid claim to potent political messages, but the established orchestration of a three-suite symphony cannot be matched in complexity and variety. Concertos are, however, losing traction...
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Posted Feb. 15, 2019

Can Michael Bublé only do Christmas?

As his new album love peaks at UK Number One in the charts, the same question asked by so many people around this time of year arises once again. Can Michael Bublé only do Christmas songs? For years now, his ballads and Christmas covers have become a staple of this...
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Posted Dec. 20, 2018

Young musicians from the capital

In an age where singers and rappers are now beginning to produce their own music, a higher value is placed on musicians that can do it all – young, multi-instrumental talents are breaking on to the scene and experiencing success in their respective genres. Musicians such as Jacob Collier, Tom...
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Posted Nov. 24, 2018

Tiny Desk Concerts: a small stage for big music

In a small office within National Public Radio’s Washington D.C. headquarters, artists from every genre and walk of life have sat behind a ‘tiny’ desk. Be it a band you’ve never heard of or multiple Grammy-winning artists, Tiny Desk Concerts have become one of the greatest live platforms for music...
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Posted Nov. 23, 2018