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Secret of Stradivarius Violin Varnish Picked Apart
It may be the wood, the glue or the shape — but experts have long suspected that the real secret of the cherished Stradivarius violin’s special sound lay in its gleaming varnish.  
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Chopin’s Homeland is Magnet for Asian Musical Talent
Young Asian musicians are increasingly choosing Poland as the place to perfect their skills and absorb the atmosphere in the native land of the renowned 19th-century romantic composer Frederic Chopin, who is adored in Asia.  
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Esa-Pekka Salonen among Grammy Nominees
Amid all of the Grammy hubbub this evening surrounding Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas and other mega-stars, it’s easy to forget that classical music is an important part of the annual nominations, accounting for 13 categories and spanning the field
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When Artists Dry Up
What makes great creators go silent? And is it always a bad thing?  
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Harvard Examines Opening Night
The Harvard musicologist Thomas Kelly teaches a popular course, First Nights, where students study the first nights of five different pieces of music – their history, cultural context, composition, libretto, rehearsals and how the audience reacted.  
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Robbins Landon
Distinguished musicologist known for his trailblazing work on Haydn and his books on Mozart  
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Percussion Moves to Center Stage
When Jonathan Haas set out to pursue a career as a solo percussionist 30 years ago, he knew he was in for a struggle. At Juilliard, he was at first barred from giving a recital—a requirement for students of any
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Recounting The History Of Opera – One Tweet At A Time
How many tweets does it take to cover the entire span of opera history? The San Diego Opera wants to find out and has launched a Twitter project in which it will tweet about everything from Monteverdi to Mozart to
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