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Cindi Sansone-Braff back with 'Beethoven's Promethean Concerto'

Lindenhurst - Playwright Cindi Sansone-Braff has written a full-length play "Beethoven's Promethean Concerto in C Minor WoO," which will make its debut on Long Island on August 5 and 6.

Review: Summer music festival bridges old and new worlds Special

Toronto - The Toronto Summer Festival kicked off its ninth season Tuesday night at Toronto's Koerner Hall with a bravura performance by the Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet.

'Beethoven of Japan' apologizes for 'causing trouble with my lies'

A composer once known as the "Beethoven of Japan" said on Friday that tests had shown he was not legally deaf and apologized to people throughout the country for lying by using a ghost writer for his popula...

Twerking to classical music?

Chicago - It's not likely that you will see this act at the Metropolitan Opera House or the Kennedy Center, but the Video Music Awards would not be off limits for Chicago's burlesque queen, Maureen L'Amour's, “Butthoven” performance.

Duo Concertante — Sweet music, bright sounds Special

Toronto - Duo Concertante are real-life couple Nancy Dahn and Tim Steeves. Hot off their Carnegie Hall debut in February, their new album (out on Marquis Classics) covers Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano. As they explain, playing together isn't always easy.

Review: Digital Journalist performs live for friend who passed at 33 Special

My American friend and one-time accompanist Alice Demske Hansen passed away in May 2012, leaving behind a husband and three children. The following was my way of remembering her.

Op-Ed: Yes, pop music is too loud and it is all the same, says new study

Sydney - You’re not imagining the musical monoculture. Modern pop has now been subjected to a real study using the Million Song Database, studying music from 1955 to 2010, and the results are unmistakable.

Beastie Boys, Mandalas, Vision: Joel Thome in the perfect circle Special

Composer Joel Thome has worked with some of the biggest names in rock music, including Frank Zappa and Steve Vai. Now a new documentary explores his cultural contributions as well as his unique composing methods.

Video: 10 000 sing Beethoven's 'Ode an die Freude' - 'Ode to Joy'

Osaka - In a moving tribute to all the victims of the Fukushima disaster, 10 000 amateur chorus singers gave a striking performance of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in Osaka, Japan.

Beethoven comes to London with Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the great German composers, so who better to interpret his work than a pianist from China? If you've never heard of him, it's time to meet Lang Lang.

Op-Ed: Dona nobis pacem - grant us peace

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 draws close, a singular perspective is offered as regards the tragic day's events and how we may be able to react to it.

Beethoven Specialist Vets Every Note Composer Wrote to Explain Meaning

A professor of music has examined every note of every authentic source of every Beethoven piano sonata to produce what he feels is the truest representation of the composer’s work.

Beethoven can help crops grow more quickly

South Korean researchers said some of the genes in the plants respond to Beethoven’s classical music, and say by making the genes either active or non active can help them grow or flower quickly.

Pathologist: Doctor killed Beethoven

A Viennese Pathologist claims that Beethoven was killed inadvertently by the composer’s physician, overdosing him with lead, accelerating his death in the process. Hair analysis shows high lead concentration peaks coinciding with the doctor's treatments

Free Beethoven and Mozart Recordings via Podcast

Download Free Beethoven and Mozart Recordings from Open Culture and Wikipedia.

Gramophone Editor Declares Bono The New Beethoven

Normally a stodgy high-brow affair, Gramophone magazine has lsited some uncanny similarities between the classical musician and the U2-frontman.

Roll Over, Beethoven: Researchers Ponder Your Lead Count

Leipzig (dpa) - The sensational news quickly circled the globe: The composer of immortal musical works suffered - and finally died - from lead poisoning. U.S. scientists who spent four years examining a lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-182...
 

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