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10 ways the 2010s changed classical music forever
In a decade of change in music, we’ve selected 10 moments that reflect the altering course of classical music history.
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Phase transitions: The math behind the music
Next time you listen to a favorite tune or wonder at the beauty of a natural sound, you might also end up pondering the math behind the music.
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Feeling stressed? Join a choir, says top psychiatrist
One of the UK’s leading psychiatrists has said that students who are feeling stressed should try joining a choir.
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The Middle Eastern Heritage of Opera
Nearly a century ago, when my ancestors landed in the United States as a family of Syrian refugees, my great-grandmother Nabiha’s name was changed to a more Americanized “Mona.” The story was always relayed in my family with matter-of-fact pragmatism,
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Six Weird Ways Nature Loves or Hates Music
On the surface, the way we create and respond to music seems like a fundamentally human trait. Music triggers all sorts of emotions; it makes us smile, laugh, cry, workout harder, reevaluate our lives.
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How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Imaginable Way
In the latest episode of Tech Effects, how music gets into our brains—and our bodies were investigated.
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What Makes Music Special to Us?
Clarifying the differences between what animals and humans hear.
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I’ll Never Be Rachmaninoff
Being mediocre at playing the piano is exactly what I need.
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