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In Tune > Arts > Ukiyo-e and the Western Musical Imagination
by Georg Predota | November 30th, 2018

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The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is best known as the author of a woodblock print series entitled “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.” That series contains probably the most iconic print image associated with Japan, “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Famous Winners of the Prix de Rome
by Georg Predota | November 18th, 2018

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There can be no doubt that the most famous competition for French arts students, offering winners a funded period of study in Rome, was the “Grand Prix de Rome”. Established in 1663 during the reign of Louis XIV, it initially [...] more >>

Blog > The Three H’s of Practicing
by Frances Wilson | November 18th, 2018

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On the most basic level, we practice to get better, to become proficient, to ensure we never play a wrong note. However, productive practising should never just be mindless “note bashing”. As pianist and renowned teacher Seymour Bernstein says in [...] more >>

Blog > Your Guide to Adoring Classical Music - Works for Large Ensemble
by Janet Horvath | November 17th, 2018

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What is classical music and why does it make some people tremble in their boots? “Do you like classical music?” I ask. Responses range from, “I don’t know anything about it!”, “I can’t sit still for that long…” and “I [...] more >>

Events > Festivals > York Early Music Christmas Festival

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Official Website Date: December 8 to 15, 2018 Country: United Kingdom