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How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.<p>The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy …

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As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty

Three hundred sixty-five. That's the number of days the Minnesota Orchestra will have gone without playing in its concert hall in 2013. The orchestra became the unwitting poster child for labor strife in the classical music world — and, to some extent, an emblem of the problems facing non-profit …

How playing casual games could help lead to better soldiers

PopCap-funded physiology studies lead to potential military applications.<p>When PopCap underwrote studies on the cognitive benefits of playing casual …

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Seeing Is Believing: Neural Representations of Visual Stimuli in Human Auditory Cortex Correlate with Illusory Auditory Perceptions

Abstract<p>In interpersonal communication, the listener can often see as well as hear the speaker. Visual stimuli can subtly change a listener’s …

The sound of music… is irrelevant

Both experts and novices pick winners of music competitions based on visuals.<p>What makes a truly great live musical performance? Most people would say …

Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. …

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IM Specific Research

• In order for a child to have good self-control (i.e., behavior), the timing system in the brain must be operating normally. Faulty timing is at the …

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Sibelius' 5th Symphony: A Song For Swans

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>If one work could be said to characterize Jean Sibelius' mature style, it is the Fifth Symphony. The first movement grows organically, from nebulous beginnings and the majestic emergence of a theme of compelling grandeur, through music of …

Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphonic 'Coup'

<i>Editor's Note: Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic made their historic recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 exactly 50 years ago today — Oct. 20, 1959 — in Boston's Symphony Hall.</i><p>Completed in 1937, the Symphony No. 5 works brilliantly as pure music, and it has justifiably become …

Berlioz's Unbridled 'Symphonie Fantastique'

On Sept. 11, 1827, Hector Berlioz attended a performance of <i>Hamlet</i> at the Paris Odeon in which the Irish actress Harriet Smithson played the role of Ophelia. Overwhelmed by her beauty and charismatic stage presence, he fell desperately in love. Artist that he was, he found a way to channel the …

Bach's Best 'Brandenburg' Concertos

The six <i>Brandenburg</i> Concertos stand as supreme achievements in the <i>concerto grosso</i> literature of the Baroque. The variety of the instrumental combinations they exploit sets them apart from any other opus, as does the flexibility of Bach's writing — which allows each of the participants to play both …

Wagner's Overtures In Full-Spectrum Sound

Richard Wagner was the consummate man of the theater and one of the greatest opera composers in history. As an intellectual, he was a fascinating paradox of pragmatism and idealism — had it not been for his indisputable talent, he might easily have been branded a crackpot — as well as the living …

Dvorak's Symphony For A 'New World'

In 1892, on an invitation from Jeanette Thurber, the wife of a wealthy New York businessman, Antonin Dvorak arrived in the city to head the newly established National Conservatory of Music. The composer spent the next three years in America, homesick for Bohemia but busy, and sufficiently …

Handel's Miraculous 'Messiah'

George Frideric Handel was one of the greatest opera composers of the Baroque, but when he could no longer make money at it, he transferred his attention to the oratorio. By then, the oratorio had grown into something far removed from the church — a hybrid that clothed texts from the Bible, …

Mozart's Forward-Looking 'Magic Flute'

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Mozart's <i>Die Zauberflote</i> (<i>The Magic Flute</i>) belongs to the genre called <i>singspiel</i>, which is similar to opera, but with spoken dialogue rather than recitatives. Notwithstanding its curious blend of fairy tale, Masonic …

Quiet Anguish In Elgar's Cello Concerto

Completed in 1919, the Cello Concerto was Edward Elgar's last major work for orchestra, and his most confessional. In spite of fleeting moments of idyllic release, it's dominated by disillusionment, by a sense of suffering that at times cries out against life, yet more often speaks in quiet …

Bartok's Best 'Concerto For Orchestra'

The <i>Concerto for Orchestra</i> was composer Bela Bartok's last completed work; he did not live to finish either the Third Piano Concerto or the Viola Concerto that followed it. In these last works, all composed in America, Bartok turned away from the thorny complexities of the music he'd written during …

Stravinsky's Most Raging 'Rite Of Spring'

<i>The Rite of Spring</i> sparked the most famous riot in music history when it was premiered at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees on May 29, 1913. That's long been the stuff of performing-arts lore. But it says something for the Parisian listeners that they knew when to be shocked, because the ballet was …

Best Of Broadway: Bernstein's 'West Side Story'

<i>West Side Story</i>, first staged in 1957, proved to be Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece. The lyrics were by a newcomer named Stephen Sondheim. It's a modern-day, big-city adaptation of the story of Romeo and Juliet in which Tony, a former gang leader on the verge of adulthood, and Maria, a girl newly …

Mahler's Apocalyptic Second Symphony

Gustav Mahler, not long after completing the Symphony No. 2, said, "The term 'symphony' means creating a world with all the technical means available." The <i>Resurrection</i> Symphony <i>is</i> an all-embracing work, the first of the Austrian composer's symphonies to make use of voices and words as well as the …

Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin At His Greatest

Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><i>On June 23rd, 1959, Leonard Bernstein and the Columbia Symphony took their places at the St. George Hotel in Brooklyn, N.Y. and made a landmark recording of Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue.' To celebrate the event, Ted Libbey adds the album to</i> …

Brahms' 4th Symphony At Full Strength

The character of the Fourth Symphony has been described as autumnal. Even if it weren't the last of Brahms' symphonies, the description would fit, for surely none of the others presents the same pathos, austerity and unblinking seriousness encountered here.<p>The first movement is particularly somber, …

Doctor Who Fan Orchestra

The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra are proud to present their tenth collaboration: "Donna's Suite".<p>The suite featured: "Donna's Theme", "The Runaway …

What Is 10 Trillion Times More Powerful Than A Heartbeat?

It was July 15, 2009, in Ottawa when it happened. You didn't have to be there, you could have been blocks away. Kiss, the band, appeared on stage and made what some say is the loudest sound ever produced in a live music concert. Their onstage speakers blasted music at 136 decibels, which, says …

Paraguayan landfill orchestra makes sweet music from rubbish

They race towards a rubbish truck as it empties its load at a vast landfill on the edge of the city, hauling away bin liners that overflow with …

Glendale Youth Orchestra Finishes Season Mid-May

Silent auction will also be featured and benefit the Scholarship program.<p>The Glendale Youth Orchestra will close out the season with a flourish in …

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