5 Hours of Glenn Gould Outtakes. Why? Listen and Find Out.

Sitting comfortably in my living room, I had every intention of listening to the boxed set that had recently landed with a thud in my mailbox. For Bach lovers, Glenn Gould fans and pianists (I’m all three), here was perhaps [...] more >>

December 7th, 2018 | Tags:
Music of the Spheres; Big Data Meets Big Sound

Most of us learn by using our eyes. Whether it’s reading or poring over formulas, graphs and charts, it’s a mostly visual experience. Now, professors at Virginia Tech are exploring a new way to add another dimension to teaching and [...] more >>

December 5th, 2018 | Tags: ,
Why Is the Orchestra Seated That Way? An Explanation

Why don’t the oboes and tubas sit in the front of the orchestra? Why don’t flutes and first violins swap positions, or — in what would be the coolest configuration, let’s be honest — bass trombones and contrabassoons sit right [...] more >>

November 30th, 2018 | Tags:
Your brain responses to music reveal if you’re a musician or not

How your brain responds to music listening can reveal whether you have received musical training, according to new Nordic research conducted in Finland (University of Jyväskylä and AMI Center) and Denmark (Aarhus University).

November 28th, 2018 | Tags:
Could chill-out music boost your post-workout recovery?

Many of us know that an upbeat playlist can help us power through a workout, but new research in the United Kingdom now suggests that what you listen to after your gym session could also boost post-exercise recovery.

November 23rd, 2018 | Tags:
Read ‘Em And Weep: Celebrating 35 Years Of Opera Supertitles

In 1983, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto tried a grand experiment. While the singers performed Elektra in German onstage, simultaneous translations in English were projected above the stage. These “supertitles,” as they’ve come to be known, were quickly adopted [...] more >>

November 21st, 2018 | Tags:
Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note

At 90, Beverly Herzog is writing songs for the first time.

November 16th, 2018 | Tags:
How Mongolia went wild for opera

Why are so many Mongolians winning international singing awards? To find out, Kate Molleson travelled 1,000 miles across the country to meet latest star Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, drinking mare’s milk, sleeping in yurts and recording its vocal masters

November 14th, 2018 | Tags: