Patrice Cosier

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The great cultural and religious schism of the 16th century democratised music and participation, creating the template for modern classical music.<p>It began 500 years ago, with Martin Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517, and has never really ended. Not only has the Reformation had a profound influence on the …

Theology

21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings

Gratitude. It’s something we could all make a conscious effort to include more of in our daily lives. I know I’m guilty of not being grateful for all …

Happiness

An Investigation of the Mind

In February 1975 I was a young man of eighteen on pilgrimage in India when I came to Kalimpong in the Darjeeling district. I had never heard of …

A Touch of Madness: This Week’s Eight Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

<i>In addition to writing reviews, features and news during the week, our critics and reporters collect the best of what they’ve heard: notes that sent shivers down their spines, memorable voices, quotations that cut to the heart of the story. This week, we’re offering a glimpse into the research</i> …

The 10 Most Addicting Books, According to the Internet

When I asked the MR community to help me compile a list of genuinely addicting books, I had no idea the request would be met with such gusto. As of …

Books

Hear Debussy Play Debussy: A Vintage Recording from 1913

A century ago, the great French composer Claude Debussy sat down at a contraption called a Welte-Mignon reproducing piano and recorded a series of …

Celebrating Chopin's Special Bond With the Piano

Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.<p>An innovative pianist and composer whose legacy reflects noteworthy contradictions of character, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) is the focus of the Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, running Aug. 11-20. A fierce Polish patriot in exile, he vented his nationalism …

Can you match the house to the writer it inspired? – quiz

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Stephen King

Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

I can give you professional writing advice until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, I’m not a bestselling author or a member of America’s …

Writing

Practice Walking Meditation

Walking meditation is a wonderful way to transform something that most of us do every day into a deeply healing, nourishing and enjoyable tool for …

Meditation

Weird Classical: When Schumann Ruined His Fingers — and His Concert Career

Robert Schumann is celebrated today as a fine composer, writer and poet. But that wasn’t always the plan — young Rob initially wanted to be the …

Flute