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guide dog

A regular patron of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand has been forced to take the tough decision to leave his guide dog...
AlbumCover

Eric Anders’ style on this album is reflective but with lyrics that contain a sharp, critical edge. Big World Abide is a collection of...
Classical Concert

British pianist Stephen Hough thinks classical performances need a shake up to attract younger audiences.Audience at a concert at the Met. Image credit:...
Gabriela Montero

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is renowned internationally for her ability to improvise and she doesn’t disappoint in this video.Gabriela Montero in 2007. Image...
Woman with baby

A review of 14 clinical trials involving roughly 1,000 premature babies has revealed that music therapy in intensive care units has a positive effect...

Figures released on the uptake of GCSEs in English schools point to a deepening crisis of music education and in the creative subjects more...
Villa-Lobos

The music of composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) reflects a combination of traditional European and native Brazilian influence. He was exposed to classical music at...
Plane taking off

Earlier this year, part of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra got stranded at JFK Airport in New York after their flight to Spain was...
Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Sydney Symphony Orchestra's conductor David Robertson was never impressed with the acoustics of the Sydney Opera House, where his orchestra is based. The sound...
Star Wars Costumes

Canadian cellist Nicholas Yee has put together a 10-minute cello medley made up of music from the Star Wars score composed by the legendary...