New track, from the upcoming Vampire Weekend album, now available for free download.
Alex Ross reveals that Queen’s “We Will Rock You” is derived from Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. With side-by-side audio samples.
New Yorker music critic Alex Ross notes cautiously that classical music is doing quite well in the dot-com age, propelled by the long tail effect, greater ease of entry via music blogs and iTunes, and more communication between classical nerds. In the course of it, he links to a variety of classical blogs and resources – I’m going to spend some time following up.