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Media > Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music
March 13th, 2019

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The aging musical score wasn’t easy to read. It was a copy of a copy of a Latin Mass by the 18th-century composer Domenico Zipoli that had crossed the Atlantic and most of South America, only to be stuffed into [...] more >>

Media > Another Key to Finland’s Success in Music Education: Its Summer Music Festivals
January 4th, 2019

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Finland’s world renowned music education system is a subject of continuing interest among music educationists in Australia. Attention has naturally focused on how music is taught in its school system and how we could learn from some of its ideas [...] more >>

Media > Hugo Chávez, Alí Primera, and the politics of popular music in Venezuela
October 20th, 2017

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In February 1992, a Venezuelan colonel called Hugo Chávez, together with other officers from a movement that had formed within the military, led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the country’s deeply unpopular government. Two years later, on the day he [...] more >>

Media > How Mozart’s music is improving the grapes in one Italian vineyard
April 14th, 2017

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Row after row of Sangiovese grapevines cover the hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, where famed Brunello wine is made.

Media > The 10 best-sounding concert halls in the world
February 17th, 2017

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There’s no objective way to determine the best acoustics for concert halls, though most people agree on the basics.

Media > China: Musical glass skywalk opens to public
August 12th, 2015

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A new cliff-side glass walkway has opened to the public in eastern China with an added novelty factor – it plays musical notes as visitors walk.

Media > 10 of the world’s best concert halls
June 17th, 2015

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A world-class classical music venue in London may be years away so where can music lovers find truly outstanding acoustics? Trevor Cox picks 10 landmark concert halls around the world where brilliant design means beautiful sound

Media > You Are Guaranteed to Die During This Church Organ Performance
June 5th, 2015

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Walk into centuries-old St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, and you’ll hear an organ playing. The performance comes with a guarantee: You’ll be dead before it’s over.