Plácido Domingo, the star tenor, said his usual prayer to St Blaise, patron saint of healthy throats, skipped on to the Berlin stage — and promptly transformed himself into a baritone.
Musical training can improve your hearing, according to several studies presented in Chicago at Neuroscience 2009, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
Here we go again: A paper published by two researchers at the University of London claims to prove that music affects our responses to visual images.
Apart from the fighting fit, most of us struggle taking the stairs during the morning commute to work… especially if there is an escalator right next to them.
For the first time an orchestra in mainland China is taking on a foreign music director: the French conductor Michel Plasson is becoming music director of the China National Symphony Orchestra.
Neville Marriner puts down his cup and saucer and waves an invisible baton around the living room of his Kensington, London, home.
As Valery Gergiev leads the London Symphony Orchestra in its season opener, the mesmerising, controversial conductor talks to Ed Vulliamy
You can sense the soul of certain great orchestras, just by seeing where they live. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra – which is about to open the Shell Classic International Series at London’s South Bank Centre – is one of them. [...] more >>