composers

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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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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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