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The Pointy End

Maestro of more than music

Look beneath the surface of Bach’s music and you will find a fascinating hidden world of numerology and cunning craft.


The 50 best music documentaries of all time

A collection of the greatest ever documentary films about music – from rock biogs and drug-fuelled histories to concert movies and underground accounts. Here is a must-watch list for all.


Why Beethoven wasn’t the original punk rocker of classical music

Last summer, the meme “Beethoven was Black” was trending online, a trope that drew the iconic composer into a 21st century discussion about race and social justice. But there is another curious classical music trope in circulation, one that is actually hard to avoid: Beethoven was a punk.

The Conversation

On sait désormais pourquoi Mozart calme le cerveau des épileptiques

Le pouvoir bénéfique de la musique sur les êtres humains est étudié depuis des lustres. Depuis quelque temps, une sonate intéresse particulièrement les scientifiques: celle pour deux pianos en ré majeur K448 de Mozart.


Por qué la música nos evoca recuerdos

Tiene un gran poder en nuestra memoria, y de hecho se utiliza para penetrar en el cerebro de algunas personas con demencia. Pero, ¿cómo lo hace?

El Confidencial

What’s the most important part of a song: melody or lyrics?

While the two are often inextricably entwined, there can only be one winner when it comes to a song’s vital ingredient.

The Guardian

How safe are concerts?

Swedish’s infection prevention expert answers our questions about live music and COVID.

Seattle Times

Using Music and Words to Bridge Dementia

Music and reading can help people living with dementia. Now an international trial is showing that specific programs can help carers deliver these benefits to their loved ones at home.


Les personnes handicapées, les grands oubliés de l'industrie musicale

Le handicap reste un sujet tabou dans l'industrie musicale. C'est la triste constatation d'une nouvelle étude britannique financée par le Arts Council England. Le phénomène est tel que certains professionnels du secteur refusent de parler de leur état de santé par peur de représailles.

La Dépêche

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