composers

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The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos
Nannette Streicher has been marginalized by history, but she was one of Europe’s finest keyboard manufacturers.
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Beethoven ‘cancelled’? Why people are debating whether the Fifth Symphony is elitist
Two classical music podcasters have sparked an explosive debate: is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony a “symbol of elitism and exclusion”?
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How Wagner Shaped Hollywood
The composer has infiltrated every phase of movie history, from silent pictures to superhero blockbusters.
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What Did Bach Sound Like to Bach?
Scholars look to recover the original soundscape of the composer’s work
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Commentary: Why Satie? Why now?
How one composer embodies our time of loneliness and angst
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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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