June, 2017

57 Posts
Bibliographic Ghosts
Have you ever come across the composers Gulielmo Baldini and Dag Henrik Esrum-Hellerup? Baldini hailed from the beautiful and ancient Italian city of Ferrara, and his most famous collection of madrigals for 5 and 6 voices was published in Venice
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This Technology Gives Disabled Patients A Chance To Make Music With Their Minds
The technological advancements in music-making have truly soared over the last couple of years. Among the newest projects is one run by researchers at Plymouth University and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, where they’ve given patients who are unable to
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More Than Just A Minute
Chopin’s ‘Minute’ Waltz has long fascinated the fleet of finger with its seeming titular challenge to a performance within the time indicated. The title, however, has long been deceptive – it’s generally read as a noun (as in ‘it will
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Bach – Corelli
BachConcerto for violin and orchestra in A minor BWV 1041 Concerto for violin and orchestra in E major BWV 1042 Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D minor BWV 1043 CorelliConcerto grosso no. 8 in G minor Performed by
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Not the Copland You Know, But the Copland You Should Know
In 1967, Aaron Copland wrote a commissioned work for the New York Philharmonic’s 125th anniversary. The twelve-tone piece Inscape opens with a bang – with 11 of the 12 tones of the scale sounding at once.
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Why Men Shouldn’t Listen to Rock Music While Playing Board Games
Men may want to think twice before listening to ACDC, Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith while playing board games, as rock music may distract them and impair their performance, a new study suggests.
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Extraordinary splashes of colour
Music and Synaesthesia
Synaesthesia is a physiological ‘condition’ which literally means “a fusion of the senses”. Its incidence is considered to be about one in every two thousand people, though it may be far commoner, and it is more common in women than
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Beethoven
BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathetic” Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, op. 49, No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, op. 49, No. 2 Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 “Für Elise”
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