YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Summer
The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
It’s pleasing, if not surprising, to hear Old Crow Medicine Show doing "Back Home Again" and Lucinda Williams on "This Old Guitar." Dave Matthews reimagines "Take Me To Tomorrow," and Amos Lee makes something gorgeous out of "Some Days Are Diamonds."
Hurry! Listen to Country Song while Bugg’s still a teenager. His sound is infectious and singular, but strangely familiar. This must be how people felt when they first heard Dylan-Cash-Beatles-Holly.
Beethoven For All
A comprehensive set of Beethoven concerti, sonatas, and symphonies performed by Israeli pianist Daniel Barenboim and the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is made up of Arab-Israeli youth. Barenboim, active in global peacemaking, believes "Beethoven’s music speaks to all people."
More in music:
- Rapper Brother Ali on Hope, Privilege, and Other People's Stories
- Dar Williams: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending
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