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Music to Lift Our Spirits . . .

The Scherzo from the Concerto Symphonique No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra by Henry Charles Litolff Henry Charles Litolff (1818-1891) was a well-regarded French pianist, composer, and music publisher in his day. Among his compositions are five Concertos Symphoniques for...

Can E.T. Carry a Tune?

by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute Music is said to be the common language of humanity. But is it something particular to our species or could extraterrestrial beings also have music? That may seem like a senseless question, given that we’ve...