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Music for the Eyes From the Music Catalogue of Auguste Durand

Music publishing in France is intricately and unbreakably linked with the name Durand! It all started with Marie-Auguste Massacrié-Durand (1830-1909), a capable composer and organist. In fact, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire and was a classmate of César Franck [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | July 16th, 2018
Music for the Eyes Éditions Russes de Musique

The great conductor and champion of contemporary music Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) certainly knew the value of a good marriage. Musically talented, he initially studied double bass and eventually joined the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra in 1894. He toured extensively with the [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | July 9th, 2018
Classical Music for Alien Civilizations

NASA launched the twin spacecraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in the summer of 1977. The primary mission was the exploration of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, and since everything went splendidly well, included extended visits to Uranus, Neptune and [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | June 21st, 2018
Music for the Eyes From the Music Catalogue of Breitkopf & Härtel

No other invention had a greater impact on how music found its way from the composer to the public than the printing of music. After Ottaviano Petrucci published the first edition of the famous Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A in Venice [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | June 18th, 2018
Music and Technology Flying Machines

A 2014 report shows that 37.4 million commercial passenger flights had been scheduled in that year. That means that an average of 102,465 daily flights departed and landed in all corners of the globe. We have certainly come a long [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | May 9th, 2018
Making the Notes Sing and Dance

Steven Malinowski got frustrated at reading a complicated score and decided to animate it, and thus, the Music Animation Machine was born. Its first life was last century – way back in the mid-1970s… a time before personal computers, before [...] more >>

by Maureen Buja | May 4th, 2018
Chilling with Chopin in the Tokyo Metro

Trying to catch a train at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station during rush hours is not a pleasant task. As a main connecting hub for rail traffic throughout greater Tokyo, it handles an average of 3.64 million people per day! And that [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | April 30th, 2018
Full Steam Ahead Musical Train Journeys III

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) is rightfully credited with merging the music of his native Brazil with musical elements and stylistic features from a central-European classical tradition. Born in Rio de Janeiro but trained in the European Conservatory tradition, Villa-Lobos began to [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | April 11th, 2018