With Halloween creeping up on us, you might be inclined to cue up a chilling orchestral work such as 'Danse Macabre.' But how well do you know the scary music that we always hear at this time of year? Take our fun quiz to find out whom you should be for Halloween based on your results.
Take a tour with us through the classical record bins of yore for 13 album covers delightfully suited for Halloween. They range from truly frightening to "what were they thinking?" See for yourself which are tricks and which are treats.
We have curated classical music playlists on YouTube to suit your every mood and interest, including creepy and mysterious classical music full of frights perfect for Halloween. Just click the play button.
From Frankenstein to The Nightmare Before Christmas and beyond, the movies have always been a good companion for haunting music. Join host Lynne Warfel as she surveys our favorite scary film scores in the APM holiday special Hollywood Halloween.
Autumn is in the air. We've put together a playlist of classical music to accompany this beautiful time, when the weather starts to chill and the leaves begin to turn. Listen now, and enjoy the sounds of a colorful season.
Everyone knows the sounds of Halloween: creaky floorboards, howling winds, the amplified sound of a beating heart. But back in the day, the devil was said to exist in a particular musical tone: the devil's interval.
As the Minnesota Opera presents the world premiere of a new opera based on Stephen King's novel 'The Shining,' Jay Gabler writes about why the movie adaptation (which King has never liked) is such a classic.