‘Ode to Joy’ has an odious history. Let’s give Beethoven’s most overplayed symphony a rest

When the Canadian Opera Company opened the doors to its new opera house in 2006, the gala concert included “Ode to Joy,” the last movement from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

May 31st, 2019 | Tags:
Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales

Retail atmospherics is becoming an increasingly important strategic tool for stores and restaurants.

May 29th, 2019 | Tags: ,
You vote for my pupil, I’ll vote for yours – the truth about music competitions

Who will break the stranglehold of the Fifa-style music professors?

May 24th, 2019 | Tags:
Singing Against the Grain

Playing Beethoven in the #BlackLivesMatter era

May 22nd, 2019 | Tags: ,
What Was the Point of Elevator Music?

Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t because lifts were terrifying.

May 17th, 2019 | Tags:
How music lessons can improve language skills

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

May 15th, 2019 | Tags: , ,
Musicians are Better Multitaskers

New research from Canada finds trained musicians more efficiently switch from one mental task to another.

May 10th, 2019 | Tags:
Loud music at restaurants could be leading you to order burgers over salads, study says

Noisy restaurants are a source of perennial complaints, but it’s not just diners’ ears that are affected — it’s their waistlines, too. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science has found that if ambient [...] more >>

May 8th, 2019 | Tags: ,