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The sound and the fury of Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini’s boisterous humanity comes alive throughout a new biography by eminent music historian Harvey Sachs. To mark the 150th anniversary of the legendary conductor’s birth, “Toscanini -Musician of Conscience” will come out in spring from Liveright Publishing Corp., a [...] more >>

November 22nd, 2017 | Tags:
 
Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing

A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.”

November 17th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Want a Smarter Kid? Get Them Music Lessons

The relationship between cognitive abilities and playing a musical instrument are well known. Here’s a guest post by Jess Walter on why getting your kid to take music lessons is one of the most loving things you can do.

November 15th, 2017 | Tags:
 
You’ve Heard This One Before: When Classical Composers Use Samples

The history of art is a rogue’s gallery of sloppy thieves. Though artists often wallow over whether they are being original — the Bard himself moped in the Sonnets about whether he was capable of leaving a mark that was [...] more >>

November 10th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Heard it through the grapevine: can music really change the taste of wine?

The woman behind the world’s first ‘oenesthetic’ wine and sound bar believes there’s more to ‘sonic seasoning’ than hype

November 8th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Historical female composers: a specialist’s guide

Alexandra Coghlan urges us to talk less and listen more when it comes to considering historical female composers, and in her disc selection she avoids the giants, highlighting instead some lesser-known figures

November 3rd, 2017 | Tags:
 
Time for changes

The concert-going experience is the same as it was over a century ago – it’s time to make some changes. David Taylor shares five suggestions.

November 1st, 2017 | Tags:
 
Why Do People Have Different Tastes In Music?

Why do we have different tastes in music? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

October 27th, 2017 | Tags: