The Ballad of Daniel Antopolsky

Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France

When Repression, Regression, and Neurosis Seeped Into Viennese Music

New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder

Bob Dylan, Existential Hero

The Basement Tapes, finally released after 47 years, show yet another side of the bard

Radical Writer Tillie Olsen Gave Her Grandson Text Fragments. He Made Music From Them.

Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album

New York Jewish Jazz Genius Bill Charlap Channels Beauty and Truth in 88 Keys

Starting a two-week stand at the Village Vanguard, the lyrical master interprets song for his own purposes

Klinghoffer at the Met

John Adams’s masterpiece is about an American Jew murdered by Palestinian terrorists, but the real opera is off stage

Scott Ian: The Hellish Childhood of a Jewish Metal God

In an excerpt from his new autobiography ‘I’m the Man,’ the guitarist from Anthrax remembers growing up in Bayside, Queens

How Time’s Arrow and the Phrygian Half-Step Make Jewish Music Holy

For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.

Basya Schechter Mixes Prayer Songs With Brass, Oud, and Radiohead

On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood

Is Leonard Cohen’s New Album His Best Yet?

The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever

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