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How The ‘New World’ Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself
Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out what’s great about a culture. That’s exactly what Czech composer Antonin Dvorak was when he came to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century, an immigrant thrown into a new
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Here’s what the stark gender disparity among top orchestra musicians looks like
This fall, the world’s great symphony orchestras will open their 2018-19 seasons. And just as they have for decades, many of them will be sharply segregated by gender.
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Inside the booming business of background music
Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.
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Music, Mood and Work Efficiency
We are all aware of the power of music which can enrich our emotional experiences. Neuroscience and advanced medical imaging can track the brain’s response when listening to a variety of musical genres and how this affects our mood or
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Infographic: The link between music and productivity
Most professionals like listening to music at work and are more productive when they do, a new survey shows.
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The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-First Century
Contemporary composition has become as fractured as the art world—and that’s a good thing.
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The Art and Science of Being on Hold
Not content to let customers sit back and enjoy some light jazz, companies have turned hold music into a marketing exercise.
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6 Proven Ways Singing Can Treat Symptoms Of Depression And Anxiety
Isn’t that music to your ears?
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