The Pointy End

Classical concert etiquette: the new rules

For many people, listening to live music is one of life's great pleasures. But for some, the rules and rituals surrounding classical concert etiquette can make the whole experience prohibitively stressful.

Sinfini Music

Some Emotions Are Better for Creativity than Others

The trope is that great artists feel more intensely than other people, but a recent study done by Eddie Harmon-Jones et al. shows that the more intense the feeling, the less creative we are.

Big Think

How musicians cope with performance stress

Soloists at the Proms perform in front of a live audience of 6,000 people, and thousands more on radio, TV and online. How do musicians deal with nerves when playing to large audiences in public?

The Guardian

While Radio Still Reigns, Concerts Are an Important Source of Music Discovery

Reading between the lines of a new report, it seems the industry could do worse than foster its biggest fans.


11 Composer Anniversaries and Birthdays to Celebrate in the 2015-16 Season

Last season, fans of Scandanavian music were treated to an abundance of works by Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius as musicians around the world celebrated both composers' 150th birthdays. Heading into the 2015–16 season, here are 11 anniversaries and birthdays to take mark of.


The Dark Side of Music

Two new studies point to various ways music can influence our behavior.

Pacific Standard

7 Amazing Things Science Has Discovered About Music This Year So Far

The past few years have produced some groundbreaking findings in our music knowledge. Here are seven of the most impressive.

Music Mic

Les effets bénéfiques de la musique pendant une opération chirurgicale

Ecouter de la musique avant, pendant ou après une intervention chirurgicale a un effet bénéfique sur les patients en diminuant leur anxiété et leurs douleurs et en facilitant leur rétablissement.

France Musique

Une oeuvre perdue de Stravinsky retrouvée 100 ans après

Une importante oeuvre de jeunesse d'Igor Stravinsky, considérée comme perdue depuis 100 ans, vient d'être retrouvée dans une pile de vieux manuscrits poussièreux au Conservatoire de Saint-Petersbourg.

France Musique

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