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A Key for Unlocking Memories
Music Therapy Opens a Path to the Past for Alzheimer’s Patients; Creating a Personal Playlist. One of the raps on iPods is that users tend to close themselves off from other people and retreat into their own private world. But
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Shanghai Players Arrive, Driven On by Their Titan
Just over an hour into a rehearsal here last week, the maestro’s baton came down like the crack of a whip, and the music screeched to a halt. Long Yu, the imperious 45-year-old conductor of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, wanted
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Nature’s Rejects – The Music of the Castrati
It’s not the pyrotechnic pieces that are the most difficult, Cecilia Bartoli says. “The beautiful sad arias are the hardest to sing, because I am moved almost to tears. I know they were singing those arias out of their own
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Gore Galore as Italian Opera Houses Woo Slasher-movie Generation
With opera house attendances falling alarmingly, venues such as La Scala in Milan are trying to titillate and lure the young  
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Is The Virtuoso Pianist A Dying Breed?
A race for ever-greater virtuosity, with accompanying physical demands, has made today’s pianists wary of the tradition  
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Bright Young Maestros
On Wednesday night, 30-year-old Latvian Andris Nelsons, music director of England’s City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut at the Metropolitan Opera leading Puccini’s “Turandot.”  
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Leadership Secrets from a Maestro
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to conduct a word-class professional orchestra?
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After 50 Years as a Tenor, Placido Domingo Turns Baritone for Verdi
Plácido Domingo, the star tenor, said his usual prayer to St Blaise, patron saint of healthy throats, skipped on to the Berlin stage — and promptly transformed himself into a baritone.  
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