The Garden of Earthly Delights

January 11, 2017

Take a close-up look at the fantastic, grotesque, and horrifying details of ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’—Hieronymus Bosch’s most famous masterpiece. […]


Opera Buffa

December 15, 2016

Comic opera—slapstick, satirical, often bawdy, and almost always irreverent—has had a very different history than that of serious opera or what we call opera seria. […]

Music Appreciation

Music History Monday: Beethoven and Haydn

January 31, 2016

Beethoven was not an easy student. In fact, rarely was Beethoven’s inability to deal respectfully with authority more apparent than in his lessons with Haydn. […]

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