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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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Venice – the city that created opera
In the early 18th century, Venice, a city of some 160,000 inhabitants, boasted seven full-time opera houses. John Julius Norwich looks at the Italian city’s great cultural history
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London ranks high in performing arts output says major culture report
London is one of the highest-ranking cities for outputs of theatre, dance and music performances, says a major report that compares 12 international destinations.
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Vivaldi Concerto Discovered in Dresden
A violin concerto attributed to Vivaldi has been unearthed at the Dresden State Library by Icelandic scholar Johannes Agustsson. Said work, according to Vivaldi expert Michael Talbot, was composed around 1732 or shortly thereafter and represents a major breakthrough in
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What’s Behind Israel’s Unofficial Ban on Wagner?
Israelis have mostly made their peace with Germany. But for some in the Jewish state, especially Holocaust survivors, the late German composer Richard Wagner is a different story.
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