composers

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Loud, Louder, Loudest: How Classical Music Started to Roar
As the world added decibels, so did orchestras.
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‘Deaf’ genius Beethoven was able to hear his final symphony after all
Musicologist uncovers evidence that, contrary to established belief, the great composer retained some hearing in his final years
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J.S. Bach the Rebel
The subversive practice of a canonical composer.
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Antonio Salieri’s Revenge
He was falsely cast as Mozart’s murderer and music’s sorest loser. Now he’s getting a fresh hearing.
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Did you know Mozart’s middle name isn’t really Amadeus?
Turns out Mozart’s middle name and popular moniker, Amadeus, might have originated as a joke. Here’s the back story.
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Play It Again, Sam
Why repeated sounds are music to our ears
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‘Ode to Joy’ has an odious history. Let’s give Beethoven’s most overplayed symphony a rest
When the Canadian Opera Company opened the doors to its new opera house in 2006, the gala concert included “Ode to Joy,” the last movement from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
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Singing Against the Grain
Playing Beethoven in the #BlackLivesMatter era
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