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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 | Video Of Lang Lang Playing Heavy Metal Goes Viral

By Michael Vincent on January 21, 2017

Heavy Metal band Metallica has released a viral video featuring superstar pianist Lang Lang performing with the band in Beijing.
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COFFEE BREAK | Watch Soprano Get Her Song 'Translated' Behind Her Back

By Ludwig Van on March 5, 2016

Renowned mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg was recorded as she sang Mozart’s ‘Come scoglio,’ from the opera ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ with a fake "translation" projected behind her, and the results are hilarious.
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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 | European Musicians Gather To Play Ode To Joy In Response To Brexit (video)

By Ludwig Van on June 27, 2016

Orchestra gathers in London’s Trafalgar Square outside of St Martin-in-the-Fields to express their grief surrounding the controversial and historic vote to leave the EU.
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COFFEE BREAK | The Page Turner Death Stare

By Ludwig Van on February 2, 2016

We've said it before; there is no worst job than being a page turner. After watching this video of pianist Yuja Wang giving her page turner a hilarious death stare waiting for her to turn the page, you'll see why.
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COFFEE BREAK | Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier Animated In Neon Lights

By Ludwig Van on June 1, 2015

Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier virtually animated with rhythmic neon lights (Video)
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COFFEE BREAK | Astonishing Video Shows Mother And Daughter Playing Bach Double Concerto

By Ludwig Van on June 13, 2016

Mother and daughter perform the first movement of Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, and the results are astonishing!
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COFFEE BREAK | A Dramatic Reading Of The Strangest Artist Bio Ever Written

By Michael Vincent on October 6, 2016

Khatia Buniatishvili's publicity bio just might go down in history as one of the strangest things ever set to paper. And now you can hear a hilarious dramatic reading of it.
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COFFEE BREAK | "Go Jays"

By Ludwig Van on October 14, 2015

The TSO sends a video message to the Blue Jays, for game five.
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