Most people read Classical Dark Arts by subscribing to our twice-monthly newsletter. It’s messy, impassioned, and occasionally entertaining. It emanates from CDA headquarters (currently in Berlin) where dysfunction reigns supreme, where a beleaguered staff still manages, somehow, to drop CDA mailers in your inbox that land like a ton of bricks.
While you wait on the next mailer, here are a few posts to catch you up. These are a sort of “greatest hits” or as close as this site will get. After reading and listening to these items, you’ll be a certified CDA professional.
- Norman Lebrecht: A Classical Dark Arts Q&A. Our most popular post, and for good reason.
- CDA Fall ’14 Oboe Player’s Lookbook. We were on top of oboe fashion trends before anyone else. Don’t believe it? See for yourself.
- Our dearly beloved, stubbornly monochrome orchestras. One of the most important posts we’ve done so far. More on this to come.
- Deep Cover: Notes from the Cuban Classical Underground. You’re almost guaranteed to hear something new here. Go take a tour.
Happy hunting, and rest up: the next CDA mailer is out soon.