The Pointy End

Happiness and Music

"Happy music" is a widely accepted term in the scientific field.

Dubai Chronicle

What is the Most-German Opera that is Loved Around the World?

Before Richard Strauss, before Richard Wagner, more than Hansel and Gretel, and even more than Mozart, the most German opera is...

WRTI

Harry Potter adapté pour l’opéra en Turquie

L'académie Mozart adapte le célèbre roman de J.K Rowling Harry Potter, sur la scène de l'opéra turc à Izmir. Les bénéfices seront reversés pour la protection infantile.

France Musique

Everything in the Music Industry Has Changed Except the Song Itself

There are many more examples of technology influencing song form, of course. But it's crazy to witness the hangover from previous technologies that now are being declared dead.

Observer

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

Many listeners cannot hear the difference between uncompressed audio files and MP3s, but when it comes to audio quality, the size of the file isn't (ahem) everything.

NPR

The World Needs Female Rock Critics

Rock music has rarely offered women the same tangible promise of social rebellion and sexual freedom that it has given men—though plenty of women, myself included, have tried all the same to find those liberties in it.

The New Yorker

Should Vocal Recitalists Stop Providing Printed Translations of Songs?

Audiences who read with their heads down and their noses in the texts "don't actually hear the recital. They don't take part in it".

WQXR

New research project aims to improve music listening experiences in people with hearing impairments

eethoven composed some of his most famous works after he became profoundly deaf.

News Medical

11 problems music can solve

Music is a splendid thing. It can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. But music has its scientific uses, too.

The Week


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