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CLASSICAL 101 | Why We Say "Break A Leg"

By Michael Vincent on February 18, 2016

Lucky underwear, lucky ties, lucky dresses. Whatever works, but just don't say "Good luck".
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Classical Music 101: Keeping time doesn't necessarily mean sticking to a beat

By John Terauds on January 10, 2014

We also don’t read aloud much, if ever, so even the natural rhythms of language and speech are not really natural in a big, 21st century city.
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Classical Music 101: The fascinating relationship between tone and the method of attack

By John Terauds on February 22, 2013

As someone who moves between a percussion instrument (piano) and a wind instrument (pipe organ), I’ve long been conscious of how our sense of rhythm and tempo is affected by the presence or absence of attack, that split-second moment when a note begins to sound.
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Classical 101 | Is It A French Horn or Just A Horn?

By Michael Vincent on December 3, 2015

"French Horn" or "Horn?" The instrument with a name we can't agree on.
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The Origins Of The Canadian National Anthem Revealed In Mozart

By Michael Vincent on June 25, 2014

Looking into the controversy over the origins of Canada's national anthem, O Canada.
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Glenn Gould and an overlooked extra dimension in recorded sound

By John Terauds on October 3, 2012

The piece had been captured on eight tracks, on four sets of microphones. In the editing suite, Gould and his engineers would mix and fade the different sound perspectives to create sort of an audio equivalent of close-ups and wide-angle shots of the music.
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How to enjoy opera without trying too hard: a simple guide for the curious

By John Terauds on October 1, 2012

I was reminded of this yesterday over the course of two hours with Canadian Opera Company music director Johannes Debus in a Q&A session for the Toronto Opera Club.
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Glenn Gould @ 80: Dislodging the secret of his Goldberg Variations from under all the hype

By John Terauds on September 14, 2012

There is such a fuss coming up over the next two weeks as people latch on to the Big International Brand that is Glenn Gould. In Toronto there will be concerts, lectures and all sorts of weirdness at Convocation Hall.
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CLASSICAL 101 | The Surprising Origins of the Door Knocking Song

By Michael Vincent on April 29, 2015

Ever wonder where the door knocking song comes from? We have the answer.
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CLASSICAL 101 | A Guide To Classical Music Slang

By Michael Vincent on July 4, 2017

Thanks to Musical Toronto, you'll have lots of talking points the next time you mingle with the classical music crowd, young and old!
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