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Top 8 Music Biopics

Music and film of course have an indelible link to them; the relationship between the two makes for a natural fit and paves the way for films that cover musical ground to excel.

411 Mania

Musicians launch campaign to save the bassoon as shortage threatens orchestra

Initiative hopes to encourage young players to take up reed instrument and pave way for promoting other 'endangered species'.

The Guardian

Epilepsie : prévenir les crises grâce à la musique ?

Des chercheurs américains ont découvert que l'activité cérébrale des personnes épileptique se synchronise avec le rythme de la musique. Une découverte qui pourrait aider à prévenir les crises.


The movement to recognize an American jazz voice unheard at home

From deep inside the isolation of the Cold War, American music managed to slip behind enemy lines.


The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments

Invention stems not only from necessity, as the cliché has it, but also from the irrepressible impulse for play, for experiment, for the joyful proliferation of the superfluous. This is especially true of musical instruments.


What Singers Feel When Leaving Beloved Roles

What does it mean for a singer to say goodbye to a role? Is it routine? A relief? Or like a funeral? Three singers spoke about giving up a beloved part.

New York Times

Taylor Swift or jazz? What your favorite music reveals about you

Ever wonder why you like the music you like? Do you gravitate more toward complex jazz or does Bach float your boat? Who is on your playlist: Taylor Swift or Rage Against The Machine?


NME to go free and expand from music into 'brand reinvention'

Indie music bible the NME is to be given away free after circulation for the 63 year-old title slumped to below 15,000 paid copies.

The Independent

Tracing Back to the World’s Oldest Known Cello

Andrea Amati constructed the instrument in Cremona, Italy, and through his sons several generations would make the Amati name integral to stringed instrument evolution.


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