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Classical musicians and the terror of the audition
Audition. The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings.
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4 Ways To Hear More In Music
You love the music you love, but you’ll love it even more if you listen closely.
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The weirdest music you’ve never heard
A sellout crowd this week flocked to a New York concert hall to hear an orchestra play a single chord for 20 minutes, then sit in dead silence for a further 20 minutes.
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MLK and The Musical Stuff of Dreams
On August 28, the world should pause, and ponder, the timeless beauty and truth of the speech the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King gave in front of the Lincoln Memorial to a huge crowd gathered on the National Mall in
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Play it again, this time with feeling
When he turned three, our son Ryland collapsed in tears on the lounge room floor beside his birthday present, a Casio keyboard. ”What’s the matter?” we asked. ”I don’t know,” he sobbed. The keyboard’s play-along version of Greensleeves tinkered on.
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Question Of The Week: What Is The Perfect Pair Of Headphones?
I’ve been buying headphones for 30 years now, have owned more they I can possibly remember and still haven’t found the perfect pair. I must chew through one or two sets a year in a never-ending, desperate (and futile) search
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Iamus: Is this the 21st century’s answer to Mozart?
The sound of keyboard music floats over the modern buildings in Malaga’s Technology Park, commonly known as Spain’s Silicon Valley.
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Not Quite a Horse Race
Every year on the first Saturday in May since 1875, the eyes of the world are on the state of Kentucky for approximately two minutes to find out which jockey will capture the coveted first prize (and the lion’s share
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