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10 classical pieces guaranteed to make you sob and cry uncontrollably

20 June 2015, 14:18<p>Get out the tissues… Here are ten of the saddest pieces of music ever written. You’ll be a mess, we know it.<p>Mahler - Symphony No. …

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New ways to get more done in Outlook.com

We are pleased to announce an update to Outlook.com that lets you make the most of the moments that matter to you—featuring a refined inbox, new ways …

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Force-feeding kids classical music isn't the answer

The benefits of music education are widely reported. Playing an instrument has been shown to have significant cognitive benefits. Creative thinking, …

Classical music: How do concert pianists practice? Stephen Hough offers tips.

By Jacob Stockinger<p><b>So much of playing the piano – or any instrument or indeed any performing art -– boils down to practicing. Specifically, that</b> …

8 Time-Tested Task Management Methods

Always on the search for a more efficient way to work, I have a penchant for exploring and writing about productivity methods. But it's sort of a …

Classical music: Here are 10 tips from NPR on how to improve your practicing.

By Jacob Stockinger<p><b>The Ear is willing to bet that 90 percent of having successful and satisfying music lessons boils down to knowing how to</b> …

If You Think Bread Is Always Healthy For You, Think Again

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Performer’s Perspective- Is Mahler’s music hard(er) to conduct? | Kenneth Woods- conductor

<b>“Is Mahler’s music more difficult to conduct than that of other composers?”</b> <br>When I was asked this question just the other day it was by no means for …

Who invented the piano? Google doodle marks Bartolomeo Cristofori's 360th birthday

Google’s latest doodle celebrates the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the man widely credited with inventing the piano.<p>Cristofori was born in Padua on this day in 1655 in what was then the Republic of Venice.<p>According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the instrument Cristofori invented was …

Classical music: Why is Beethoven so popular? And why do all-Beethoven concerts work so well? Conductor Andrew Sewell answers these questions even as he prepares to perform the all-Beethoven concert tonight by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

By Jacob Stockinger<i>Tonight at 8 p.m. in the Capitol Theater of the Overture Center, conductor Andrew Sewell (below top) will lead the Wisconsin</i> …

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Lang Lang review – a finely disciplined performance

Tchaikovsky’s collection of piano pieces The Seasons should really be called The Months, since its 12 individual movements celebrate the diverse attractions of January, February and so on. Though relatively lightweight in content, these dozen miniatures add up to a substantial work when played in …

Timelapse: A Walker in New York City | The New York Times

The 10 most surreal landscapes in the world

While some may believe the perfect travel destination consists only of sun, sea and sand, for those with a more adventurous streak, here is a …

8 Ways Streaming Services Can Help Musicians Without Paying Them

st<p>So much of the conversation for the past few years has revolved around a very narrow idea of what streaming means to the industry. Too many focus …

This App Plays Music At The Perfect Tempo To Accompany Your Solo

Karaoke will never be the same<p>If you’ve ever been behind the mic at a karaoke bar, you know the agony of a senseless backing track. Slow down your tempo for dramatic effect and the track blindly rolls forward. Speed up and the track stubbornly lags. Creative freedom is lost.<p>For decades, classical …

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Mahler rehearsals with Leonard Bernstein

Mahler - Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor - Allegro (Borodin String Quartet)

A Message to New Grads: Your Personal Wellness is Essential to Your Success

It’s that time of year again when we hear about the famous and accomplished making commencement addresses to new graduates. We’re all familiar with …

Hear 46 Versions of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 3 Minutes: A Classic Mashup

In 2013, New York’s most popular classical music station WQXR celebrated the centennial of Igor Stravinksy’s <i>The Rite of Spring</i>, with a series of …

A flawed perspective? Mahler and Rott | Kenneth Woods- conductor

<b>“The Founder of the New Symphony as I understand it”</b><p><b>Gustav Mahler on Hans Rott</b><p>Let’s face it- we conductors will do just about anything to sell a …

Composers In The Kitchen: Gustav Mahler's Just Dessert

Gustav Mahler, in his younger days, was a vegetarian. There's a story, recounted by one of his biographers, about how the composer was teased by fellow musicians in a restaurant when he refused meat, instead asking for spinach and apples.<p>Mahler might have caught on to this way of eating from …

Symphony guide: Mahler's First

It's one of the most spellbinding moments of symphonic inspiration in the 19th century: the opening of Gustav Mahler's First Symphony. It's not a theme, an idea, a melody, or a rhythm, but a state of being: a seven-octave-spread A, played as quietly and ethereally as possible by the strings, a …

Five classical music controversies

Classical music has a genteel reputation – but controversies and scandals abound. Clemency Burton-Hill selects some of the fiercest rows.<p>“It feels almost like murder” is how the 21-year-old composer Jonas Tarm described the recent cancellation of a performance by the New York Youth Symphony at …

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5 Skills You Won't Learn in School, Skill Two: How to Turn Music Theory into Music

Have you ever thrown your hands up in frustration trying to understand music theory? Have you ever found yourself lost and panicking in a solo as you …