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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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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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Introducing: Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 4 is pure classical form, goosed by strange key choices

By John Terauds on September 16, 2012

We hear Franz Schubert’s string quartets, piano trios, solo piano works and Lieder frequently. But his symphonies don’t get performed as much on this side of the Atlantic.
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Classical Music 101: What is a prepared piano?

By John Terauds on February 10, 2012

This does not mean a quick polish or two-hours of warmup, or even a last-minute tuning.
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Latest interactive app from Touch Press features pianist Stephen Hough and Liszt Piano Sonata

By John Terauds on July 11, 2013

Want to experience a performance from several different visual perspecitves? Sure. Need historical background? No problem. All these bits and pieces come together in another slick little app from Touch Press, one of the rare developers to pay attention to art music.
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Introducing: Piano Quintet, Op. 84, by Edward Elgar

By John Terauds on August 5, 2012

This is the first in a weekly look at an indisputably great piece of music not frequently heard in concert. We’re starting with the Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84, completed by Edward Elgar in January 1919.
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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 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 Music 101: Pemi Paull's viola cam proves best listening is behind the conductor

By John Terauds on April 7, 2012

Violist Pemi Paull set up a viola cam during rehearsals for yesterday’s performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion by Ensemble Caprice at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in downtown Montreal.
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CBC Radio 2 host Paolo Pietropaolo fêted for excellent series on the keys of music

By John Terauds on September 26, 2013

CBC Radio 2 In Concert host Paolo Pietropaolo has won his second Prix Italia for the Signature Series, his compelling, accessible and entertaining ongoing series on the character of each key in Western music.
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