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Watch Shostakovich playing his own Symphony No. 7

https://youtu.be/nOKL_q-Ribs In this video from 1941, the legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich talks about one of his most famous works, Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad), and plays a section on piano. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 is one of his...

Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

How does a scientist become a principal timpanist at the Met? Jason Haaheim gets that question all the time. The 38-year-old is a former nanotechnology researcher, with a master's degree in electrical engineering. But four...

Manchester-based agency creates new music-focused campaign for Dr. Martens

As possibly the most iconic footwear brand in UK (and the makers of shoes that this writer has worn for more than two decades), you wouldn't think Dr. Martens would need too much help...

Portraits of Legendary Musicians Painted on Vinyl Records

For years, Arizona-based artist Daniel Edlen has created show-stopping works of vinyl art. Inventively using records as his canvas, Edlen has redefined “album art” with his painted portraits of iconic singers and beloved bands. To create each masterpiece, Edlen...

Unusual Vegetable Orchestra in Europe

Carrot flute, a pumpkin drum, a celery harp. It turns out that the most common vegetables can be made with musical instruments. And not only to create them, but also to play on them....

As How The Rock legend, Chris Cornell Performed The Prince’s Song In A Beautiful...

Within the span of about a year, the world lost two great musicians: Prince and more recently, Chris Cornell. Cornell recently passed away on May 17, 2017, just hours after a performance in Detroit....

Why 2017 Is The Year Of The Festival Getaway

It’s ruining your dinner dates by commandeering conversation and screwing over your holiday plans by ramping up the cost of going away. Which is why, in 2017, more and more music fans are looking...

Joep Beving Put His Album Online For Fun And Became Famouse

A Dutch amateur musician has given up his day job after seeing his self-released recordings streamed online more than 85 million times. Composer and pianist Joep Beving, 41, has become a one-man recording phenomenon...

A Third Of The Metropolitan Opera’s Seats Were Unsold This Season

When the Metropolitan Opera moved to Lincoln Center in 1966, its general manager worried in a memo that the company had so many subscribers that, for others, it was “impossible ever to buy a...

“PARAMORE” Presented A New Track “Told You So”

On the eve of the release of his fifth studio album "After Laughter", scheduled for next Friday, May 12, American alternative rock, pop punk and pop band Paramore presented the second track "Told You...

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