Calm Surgeons, Patients Listen to Classical Music During Surgery

color photograph of a cardiac operating room in the new part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania hospital
Studies shows that what you and your surgeon listen to in the OR matters - no matter how you cut it.
19, 2014

Music isn’t brain surgery. Except when it is.

A Cathedral Organ Made of LEGOs

color photograph of the interior of Durham Cathedral shot from the rear of the  nave and looking at the apse
LEGO models of Britain's Durham Cathedral and its Willis organ are being built as a fundraiser.
18, 2014

A British organ maker is pulling out all the stops with its miniature organ for the LEGO model of Britain’s Durham Cathedral.

YouTube’s Player Piano Turns Gaming Tunes Into Fantasy Videos

17, 2014

Imagine: a classical piano recital performed not in a concert hall, but in a fantasy music video. This isn’t the future of music – it’s happening now on the Player Piano YouTube channel.

ClassicFM’s 6 Best Classical Music Viral Videos of 2014

16, 2014

Give yourself the gift of laughter and amazement this holiday season – ClassicFM’s 6 Best Classical Music Viral Videos are nothing to sneeze at.

Opera-As-TV-Series: Is Lisa Bielawa’s “Vireo” the Future of Opera?

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Lisa Bielawa's "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" is poised to become the first opera to be performed serially and broadcast on television.
15, 2014

Composer Lisa Bielawa’s innovative new opera “Vireo” has many asking, Is this the future of opera?

Mozart Minute: Mozart Insists That He Is Not a Rat

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December 12, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute podcast, a family soap opera almost stymies Wolfgang’s romance with his future wife, Constanze Weber.

Meet the Composer of the Music for Candy Crush Soda Saga

11, 2014

Swedish composer Johan Holmström’s music reaches millions people every day without even entering the concert hall. Holmström is the composer of soundtrack of Candy Crush Soda Saga.

Elim Chan Becomes First Woman to Win London Conducting Competition

Elim Chan, winner of the 2014 LSO Flick Competition
Elim Chan, the first female winner of the London Symphony Orchestra's Donatella Flick Competition.
December 11, 2014

This year’s winner of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Flick Competition has broken the mold. Congratulations to Elim Chan the first female winner.

Violinist Scolds Parents of Coughing Child Mid-Concert

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Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung's London comeback recital took place yesterday at London's Royal Festival Hall.
4, 2014

In her comeback to the concert stage, violinist Kyung-Wha Chung scolds the parents of a coughing child.