The Pointy End

In The Italian Alps, Stradivari's Trees Live On

Antonio Stradivari, the master violin maker whose instruments sell for millions of dollars today, has been dead for nearly three centuries. Only 650 of his instruments are estimated to survive.

NPR

La musique et les mathématiques

Ce lien ne date pas d'hier puisque dès l'antiquité la musique est associée aux mathématiques.

France Musique

Navigating the Stage With a Disability

At a New York Festival of Song concert in November, the organization's artistic director and co-founder, pianist Steven Blier, zoomed onto the stage in his battery-operated wheelchair.

The Wall Street Journal

Arias at 34,000 feet

It is no secret that air travel is exhausting and unhealthy, prompting frequent flyers to take refuge in music or film to pass the time when sleeping proves impossible.

WQXR

Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long?

"It was a beautiful song/But it ran too long/If you're gonna have a hit/You gotta make it fit/So they cut it down to 3:05."

Mashable

Does Bob Geldof know Africa's Ebola aid songs?

'If Geldof was really committed to using his platform as a musician, then work with African artists'.

Channel 4

Music – the soundtrack to our lives

Life, like music, isn't just about the beginning and the end, but the journey in between.

Gramophone

The Positive Emotional Impact of Sad Music

A new multinational survey suggests listening to melancholy music has multiple rewards.

Pacific Standard

How Do I Share Music With My Kids? Should I?

As of right now, your son is only a few weeks old, so everything in his life is imposed on him. His music, his clothing, the pediatric care he receives, the company he keeps, the food he eats — everything.

NPR


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