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The Pointy End

Why the male domination of classical music might be coming to an end

For decades – no, make that centuries – the classical music world has sidelined women, if not ignored them completely. But the balance may be finally shifting.

The Guardian

‘It’s too loud and you can’t even hear the words’

Who warns loud music risks hearing of millions of young people.

The Irish Times

Topped in translation: two new London operas make a case for English-language productions

The English National Opera's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and the Royal Opera's L'Ormindo show that translated music-theatre can be exceptional.

New Statesman

Bah humbug! Who needs happy songs anyway?

English song lyrics are some of the most miserable in the world – and they're all the better for it...

The Telegraph

The Five Worst Dates in Opera

A night at the opera is among the most romantic options for a Valentine's Day—see "Moonstruck" and "Pretty Woman" for proof. However, it's rather ironic that something so passionate has a repertoire full of missed connections, awkward encounters, and flat out bad dates, including these five.


Comment soigner les maux des musiciens ?

A Paris, la Clinique du musicien s'est spécialisée dans le soin des pathologies liées à la pratique d'un instrument.

France Musique

Jazz et amitié...

... ou comment le jazz s'enflamme, dès qu'il s'agit d'amitié.

France Musique

Why Don’t More Classical Musicians Improvise?

Improvisation is a nearly obsolete art in classical music these days. But virtuosos used to improvise all the time.


Is music universal? Montreal researchers put Pygmies and hipsters to a physiological test

If a Pygmy sings in a Congolese rainforest, will a Montreal hipster listening to a Pygmy audio clip feel his joy?

The Globe and Mail

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