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How Mozart’s music is improving the grapes in one Italian vineyard
Row after row of Sangiovese grapevines cover the hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, where famed Brunello wine is made.
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The 10 best-sounding concert halls in the world
There’s no objective way to determine the best acoustics for concert halls, though most people agree on the basics.
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China: Musical glass skywalk opens to public
A new cliff-side glass walkway has opened to the public in eastern China with an added novelty factor – it plays musical notes as visitors walk.
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10 of the world’s best concert halls
A world-class classical music venue in London may be years away so where can music lovers find truly outstanding acoustics? Trevor Cox picks 10 landmark concert halls around the world where brilliant design means beautiful sound
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You Are Guaranteed to Die During This Church Organ Performance
Walk into centuries-old St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, and you’ll hear an organ playing. The performance comes with a guarantee: You’ll be dead before it’s over.
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In The Italian Alps, Stradivari’s Trees Live On
Antonio Stradivari, the master violin maker whose instruments sell for millions of dollars today, has been dead for nearly three centuries. Only 650 of his instruments are estimated to survive.
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Tokyo’s Soft Power Problem
The Suzuki Method: Japan’s Best Overlooked Cultural Export
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The Airbnb of classical music
It’s not uncommon to sell the idea of a new startup based on the model of another (think: “It’s the Uber of pet adoption,” or “It’s like Tinder for baristas”).
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