This hour-long requiem for eight singers (the Huelgas Ensemble) and four string players (the Minguet Quartet) is unlike any other requiem you’ll hear. It begins like a medieval motet, but the consolation of plainchant soon dissolves as the singers anxiously breathe, yelp and, finally, whisper the chopped up Latin text. The instrumental writing is astonishingly intricate, yet it’s the sum effect of the whole piece — nailing the terror and uncertainty of faith — that both unsettles and thrills.
★★★★☆The cello isn’t an obvious musical instrument to take into a war zone — there’s a reason why it doesn’t figure in marching bands — but when Harold Triggs joined the Royal Sussex Regiment to serve in the First World War he didn’t see why he couldn’t bring his hobby along with him. So he took a “holiday cello”, essentially a kind of flatpack model that could be stored in a wooden box and assembled within a few minutes, the neck, bridge and fingerboard all attached in a jiffy.
Nico Muhly really doesn’t want to talk about Alfred Hitchcock. The American composer is not opera’s answer to the master of suspense; he talks much too quickly for that, with ideas, metaphors and cheeky asides pinging around his brain like popcorn in a microwave.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".