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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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China: Soothing Buddhist music said to boost rice crop
Farmers in a village in East China’s Fujian Province have claimed that Buddhist music playing in the fields has helped them to increase their rice production.
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Culture under construction: China’s new concert halls
China’s National Center for the Performing Arts has a way of holding one’s gaze as it floats on the local skyline, a giant titanium dome hovering in a pool of water. Its look is futuristic, its scale enormous. And it
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Experts Urge Classic Music Traditions Back in China
Scholars specializing in Chinese music traditions recently gathered in Beijing to discuss how the decline of classical music education, which also emphasizes ethical education, may cause many problems in contemporary Chinese society.
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How did ancient Greek music sound?
The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D’Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.
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