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Ludwig Van
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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 | 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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COFFEE BREAK | A Sneak Peak At Meryl Streep As Opera Singer Florence Foster Jenkins

By Ludwig Van on February 19, 2016

The official trailer for the much-anticipated bio-pic about amateur opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins has landed on the web.
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COFFEE BREAK | See A Video Excerpt Of Rufus Wainwright's New Opera, Hadrian

By Michael Vincent on August 8, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) have quietly released a video excerpt of Rufus Wainwright's anticipated second opera, Hadrian, scheduled for a world premiere in Toronto on October 13.
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COFFEE BREAK | Family Builds A Hilarious Trombone Riffle That Actually Works (Video)

By Ludwig Van on February 15, 2017

In October 2015, a family set out to see if they could build a trombone rifle. This is what they came up with and it's absolutely hilarious.
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COFFEE BREAK | The Mysterious Tearjerker Behind Brahms' Lullaby (Video)

By Ludwig Van on February 12, 2016

The story behind "Brahms's Lullaby" is one of the great stories of classical music lore. This must see video tells it beautifully.
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COFFEE BREAK | Copenhagen Subway Commuters Treated To Symphonic Flash Mob

By John Terauds on May 8, 2012

Wouldn't you want all of your mornings to begin so! Cheers to the Copenhagen Philharmonic for pulling this off in style!
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COFFEE BREAK | Composer Danny Elfman Turns Presidential Debate Into A Horror Flick

By Ludwig Van on October 20, 2016

Composer Danny Elfman scores footage from 2016 Presidential Debate.
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COFFEE BREAK | Alfred Brendel Shreds

By Michael Vincent on March 12, 2015

The internet can be a fun, but weird place sometimes. Especially these shred video memes where they take the original sound and satirize it with an entirely different soundtrack. No one is safe, not even Alfred Brendel...
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COFFEE BREAK | Igor Stravinsky plays the famous "Rite of Spring" chord for 10 minutes straight

By Michael Vincent on October 1, 2014

We’ve all heard about the story behind the Rite of Spring première riots. It was all just too much too fast for an audience wondering where Ravel went. In this video you will see Stravinsky play his famous”Rite of Spring” poly-chord for ten minutes. Phillip Glass, can relate. For those post-tonal theory geeks out there, the chord basically an Eb dominant seventh chord in first inversion played alongside a Fb major triad with the root doubled at the octave.
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