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COFFEE BREAK | Elvis Presley discusses atonality (Video)

By Michael Vincent on October 9, 2014

Elvis, “Mr. Everett”, shares his thoughts on atonality in jazz music. I have a feeling by the look on his face, this is exactly how he felt about. His curled lip says it all. “Lady I don’t know what the hell, you’re talking about.” uh huh.
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COFFEE BREAK | The Curious Case Of Renaissance Songs About Sex Toys

By Ludwig Van on December 16, 2015

Oh the racy world of renaissance music. Reddit has been buzzing about a little-known track called "Will you buy a fine dog" by 16th-century composer Thomas Morley.
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COFFEE BREAK | Leonard Bernstein conducting with only his face (Video)

By Michael Vincent on October 14, 2014

Call it a parlour trick. Call it a testament to the orchestra as the ultimate in human collaboration. During the finale of Haydn Symphony #88 with the Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein just stands there, emoting from only the muscles of his face. Arms at his side, the orchestra ebbs and flows with every eyebrow furl and minute muscle contraction. It’s an astonishing moment caught in film, and a reminder just how dynamic Bernstein was.
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COFFEE BREAK | DJ Skratch Bastid – David Bowie Tribute "Let's Dance"

By Ludwig Van on January 11, 2016

David Bowie died yesterday, but his influence was felt everywhere. In the spirit of David Bowie, we give you Toronto-based DJ Skratch Bastid's tribute to the legend.
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COFFEE BREAK | Pianist Creates Music Out Of Squeaky Piano Pedal (video)

By Ludwig Van on April 18, 2016

Pianist Fernando Martín-Peñasco Osorio has been struggling with an unnerving squeaky damper pedal. But in a stroke of ingenuity, he figures out how to control the squeak to make music out of it.
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COFFEE BREAK | 150 Member Violin Flash Mob Delight Shoppers At Yorkdale Mall

By Michael Vincent on January 18, 2017

"I'm here to make people smile," a boy said after playing Ode to Joy to a crowd of unsuspecting Sunday shoppers at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall.
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COFFEE BREAK | Video Found Of Richard Nixon Playing Piano Concerto #1

By Ludwig Van on February 22, 2016

Former US President Nixon is known for many things, but a pianist/composer isn't one of them – that is until now...
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COFFEE BREAK | 16 Years Ago David Bowie Accurately Predicted The Future Of Music

By Ludwig Van on January 13, 2016

David Bowie accurately predicts the future of music in interview with Jeremy Paxman from 2000.
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COFFEE BREAK | Hitler's New Orchestra

By Michael Vincent on October 19, 2014

We couldn't resist sharing this one. Hitler insists on being the concertmaster... "All those who don't know the difference between violin and viola, leave the room."
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COFFEE BREAK | Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (the game!)

By Michael Vincent on November 19, 2014

When you think about Tchaikovsky's bombastic 1812 Overture, you might think US Independence Day celebrations with fireworks and cannons galore! But have you ever wanted to be the percussionist during the last few final measures of the score?We here at the Musial Toronto office have been obsessed with this game from Us vs Th3m for a little over a week. It's not fair that we hoard all the fun for ourselves, so give it a try.
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