[ Arts & Music ]

What you didn’t know about the history of yodeling

The Amsterdam-based radio DJ Bart Plantenga has played yodeling – in all musical genres – on his show since the late-1980s. He has even published two books on it, YODEL-AY-EE-OOOO: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World and Yodel in HiFi, which, in the process, has gained him some notoriety: he’s the world’s leading expert on yodeling.

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Florence Price’s renaissance

Nearly 70 years after her death, American composer Florence B. Price (née Smith, 1887-1953) is enjoying a formidable renaissance. With over 300 classical music compositions to her repertoire, spanning every genre except for opera, Price’s Symphony No. 3, The Mississippi River Suite and The Oak are emerging as classic Americana in style and routed in the African-American experience.