Richard Whittington

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Study: There Seems to Be a Universal Brain Response to Music

People who listened to classical music inside an fMRI machine had remarkably synchronized brain patterns that aren't seen in other contexts.<p>tvol/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Divergent preferences aside, hearing music as <i>music</i>, and not just noise, is something we can (usually) agree on. What's going on in our …

Letters: Modern classical music can be beautiful and liberating

Andrew Lee-Hart (Letters, 10 April) blames Stravinsky and Schoenberg for making modern classical music "the preserve of an intellectual elite". But …

The rest is power: classical music in the age of the dictatorship

In his preface to <i>The Rest Is Noise</i><i>,</i> Alex Ross writes: "In the classical field it has long been fashionable to fence music off from society, to …

YouTube 'destroying music', pianist says in angry protest

One of the world's leading concert pianists angrily exited a performance on Monday evening saying YouTube was "destroying music" after he caught a …

Classical music... according to Google Autocomplete

Classical music will never be the same again once you've seen it through the eyes of Google Autocomplete.

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31 Days to Better Practicing: A New Location and Why It Will Always Be Free

In the summer of 2011, I published 31 Days to Better Practicing, a free ebook about how to practice. Since the ebook went live, I'm glad to say that …

Black conductor appointed at leading orchestra

Wayne Marshall - seen above - has been appointed chief conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne for an initial two year period. Organist as well …

Research proves audiences become what they listen to

During yesterday's Aldeburgh Festival performance of Jonathan Harvey's Fourth Quartet by the Arditti Quartet truly extraordinary things happened. …

Ode to app: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony hits the iPad

New to the modern classroom we call the app store is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. An app designed for iPads gives users the chance to go deeper into the work best known for its "Ode to Joy" movement.<p>Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony the app has been downloaded by half a million people since its May …

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Strauss and Mahler Re-Enact Your Favorite Movie Moments (6)

Click to enlarge.<p>For the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Mahler.<p>Previously:<p><i>Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.</i><i><br>Raiders of the Lost</i> …

What would you do if your homeland was invaded?

I believe in letting an invader in and then setting a good example.<p>That is the reply Benjamin Britten gave to a tribunal for the registration of …

Classical music may not be not elitist but its prices are

Eyebrows were raised at £50 for sitting on the shingle to hear an amplified Grimes on the Beach at this year's Aldeburgh Festival. Now eyebrows are …

An Inconvenient Tune

Got an idea for a classical cartoon or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.<p><i>Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book is</i> Helguera's Artunes. <i>You can see more of his work at</i> Artworld Salon <i>and on</i> …

Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin

The violin and viola that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played himself are in the United States for the first time ever. The instruments come out of storage only about once a year at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. The rest of the time, they're kept under serious lockup. I talked to the musicians who …

Classical music refashioned

The first thing that all the involved parties quickly emphasised about the collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design and the Baltimore …

Deutsche Grammophon

<b>At Sinfini it’s been our ongoing mission to “cut through classical” and help you discover the very best of classical music over the last three …

Another day - another classical music anniversary

'An event doesn't exist until the media announces it. Once the media announces it, it is an event whether or not it exists' - Jerry Rubin<p>Image credit …

The Evolution of the Treble Clef

The Grand Staff. Treble Clef on upper staff; Bass Clef on lower staff (image: wikipedia)<p>The curving flourishes of music notation have always been …

Does listening to Mozart really boost your brainpower?

It is said that classical music could make children more intelligent, but when you look at the scientific evidence, the picture is more mixed.<p>You have probably heard of the Mozart effect. It’s the idea that if children or even babies listen to music composed by Mozart they will become more …

Handel's 'unknown' collaborator who was vital to his Messiah, letters show

Handel’s Messiah, one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music in the world, could have been named Jennens’ Messiah, it has been emerged, after letters from the composer himself gave credit to his “utterly unknown” collaborator.<p>Handel, who is recognised throughout the world for the …

RPS awards to honour international music makers

The Royal Philharmonic Society today announced a new series of awards for international music makers. The society, which is celebrating its 200th …

Soxfords

Dressing for serious business often means concealing the zanier items in your wardrobe, no matter how great your Babar-themed button-down looks under a blazer. And since novelty ties are never a good idea, to expose a bit of personality when suited up, look to Soxfords' unconventionally-patterned …

NYC Unveils First All-Electric Taxis

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> New York City marked Earth Day by launching its new electric taxi pilot program.<p>Six Nissan LEAF cabs were unveiled Monday. …

The Earth Day in NYC guide

There’s no better time to enjoy the great outdoors than during Earth Day. NYC offers many things to do outside including free events at the city’s …

The best vintage stores in NYC

Best vintage stores in NYC<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Cody Guilfoyle<p>Shopping<p>The Break<p>Greenpoint<p>There are many reasons why vintage lovers shop The Break, …

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10 Eco-Friendly Renovations to Make at Home

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we at Decoist are spotlighting an array of eco-friendly renovations that are great for the environment and great …

The best consignment shops NYC has to offer

Best consignment shops NYC<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Buffalo Exchange<p>Shopping, Consignment store<p>Buffalo Exchange<p>Chelsea<p>Started in Tucson, Arizona, in the …

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