audience

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Top 5 Most Controversial Audience Behaviors
For some concertgoers, the concert hall is a last bastion of decorum, but for others it’s an anachronism needing to loosen up its strict customs. While some disturbances are universally scorned, certain manners are less clear cut. We’ve gathered the
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Study: Audiences Identify Top Orchestras by Appearance More Than Sound
To enrich the visual appeal of symphony concerts, orchestras have experimented with a range of tactics: adding video screens to concert halls that show live close-ups of the conductor and soloist; ditching tuxedos in favor of more modern garb; or
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Valentina Lisitsa: The pianist who won the Internet
‘Done is better than perfect” was the motto of the mid-aughts. Adopters of this Internet maxim won their place atop the search and social heap. Such an approach to success seems antithetical to classical music’s long-held system of deference to
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How do film-makers manipulate our emotions with music?
In 1939, queen of Hollywood melodrama Bette Davis starred in Dark Victory – the tragic story of a wealthy party girl dying of a brain tumour.
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A quiet word about classical concert etiquette
Who says classical music must be enjoyed in silence? Despite a summer of mobiles, coughs and even a misfiring hearing aid, our writer refuses to join the tutters
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Taxing the maestro with coughing can get returns
Few classical musicians would follow the lead of Bugs Bunny in the cartoon Rabbit Rhapsody and shoot an audience member for coughing.
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Stage dooring – creepy or considerate?
Waiting at stage door for a star to appear doesn’t make you a stalker. In fact, that star might actually be hoping to meet you.
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Can you learn to love music you hate?
A music buff tests the theory with a challenging playlist. Atonal music, anyone?
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