With concert halls shut down, classical musicians are turning to online streaming.
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A composer and performer talks about the impact of the pandemic on classical music performances and his experience composing in isolation.
Two manuscripts of the visionary, writer and composer St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) survived the Dresden bombings after a librarian stashed them in a bank vault.
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Two precious manuscripts hidden in a bank vault survived the Allied bombing of Dresden, but one wound up in Soviet hands — until it was smuggled home.
South African-born composer Stanley Glasser's musical legacy is in many ways unknown in his motherland which he left under political duress in 1963, and awaits critical engagement.
South African born pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar.
A new recording of South African composer Arnold van Wyk's complete solo piano music explores new perspectives.
Pied butcherbirds, such as this one, sing solos, duos and trios.
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Is birdsong simply a hard-wired, functional, primitive sound – or could we call it 'music'? Australia's pied butcherbirds show there are surprising overlaps between birds' and humans' musical abilities.
Four Seasons of the Canadian Flag, painted by Maxwell Newhouse for John Burge.
Composer John Burge speaks of his drive to create a musical piece to mark Canada's 150th year of confederation and to capture our collective experiences.