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Classical 101 | Castrati: The Incredible History Of The Men Who Sang Like Women

By Brian Chang on January 16, 2017

Castrati were world's first real superstars. But the history behind the men who could sing like women has an interesting twist. Brian Chang explains.
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CLASSICAL 101 | Some Helpful Advice For New Music Students

By Joshua Denenberg on September 11, 2016

Six pointers for getting the most out of your undergraduate music studies.
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CLASSICAL 101 | Everything You Wanted To Know About The Orchestra But Were Afraid To Ask (Part 2)

By Michela Comparey on March 12, 2016

One of my favourite things to do is take a friend who is new to classical music to see an orchestra concert. Not only do they get to see a little bit of my world, but they also ask some great questions!
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CLASSICAL 101 | Everything You Wanted To Know About The Orchestra But Were Afraid To Ask (Part 1)

By Michela Comparey on March 2, 2016

Orchestral concerts are a lot of fun, but for those who have never been, going to see a show can raise a lot of questions. After taking some classical music newbies to see the symphony, a few common queries emerged.
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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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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 | The Difference Between Chamber, Philharmonic, And Symphony Orchestra

By Michael Vincent on August 4, 2014

Ever wonder what the difference between a philharmonic and a symphony orchestra is? How about a chamber orchestra? Your questions answered.
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MAJOR CHORDS | 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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Busted! Beethoven did not keep conducting the Ninth after the music stopped

By John Terauds on January 17, 2014

Our digitally connected age is amazingly good at illuminating dark places. It is even better at perpetuating lies — some of which are centuries old.
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Classical Music 101: Visually, an orchestra is a lot like a duck gliding across the mill pond

By John Terauds on January 15, 2014

But before we jump to multimedia conclusions, it may be worth taking a fresh look at that boring old orchestra. The big picture may be static, but, as is the case with a duck gliding across the mill pond, there’s an awful lot going on underneath.
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