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.
Antonio Stradivari, the master violin maker whose instruments sell for millions of dollars today, has been dead for nearly three centuries. Only 650 of his instruments are estimated to survive.
It’s not uncommon to sell the idea of a new startup based on the model of another (think: “It’s the Uber of pet adoption,” or “It’s like Tinder for baristas”).
Farmers in a village in East China’s Fujian Province have claimed that Buddhist music playing in the fields has helped them to increase their rice production.
Scholars specializing in Chinese music traditions recently gathered in Beijing to discuss how the decline of classical music education, which also emphasizes ethical education, may cause many problems in contemporary Chinese society.
The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D’Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.