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COFFEE BREAK | Six Classical Music Pieces To Help You See The Beauty In Winter

By Anya Wassenberg on November 12, 2019

Classical music can be relied on to create moments of beauty, even in unexpected situations...like winter. And snow. Here are six compositions inspired by the coldest season that turn the ice and snow into sublime sound.
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COFFEE BREAK | Opera Singer Breaks Curfew Silence In Chile By Singing Aria (VIDEO)

By Anya Wassenberg on October 29, 2019

Soprano Ayleen Jovita Romero surprised her Santiago, Chile neighbourhood with an a capella version of “El derecho de vivir en paz” — or “The right to live in peace” — by composer Victor Jara, breaking the silence of a government-imposed curfew.
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COFFEE BREAK | Russell Braun Talks About His Upcoming Show At Luminato About Hollywood Composer (VIDEO)

By Michael Vincent on June 14, 2019

Renowned baritone Russell Braun talks about Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook, a new music theatre production at Luminato portraying the life of composer Hanns Eisler.
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COFFEE BREAK | The World's Oldest Surviving Piano Sounds Better That You'd Think

By Ludwig Van on May 1, 2019

Watch this astonishing performance on the world's oldest surviving piano dating back before Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven were even born.
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COFFEE BREAK | Amici Chamber Ensemble's Version Of "Hallelujah" Will Break Your Heart

By Ludwig Van on April 14, 2019

A performance by Amici Chamber Ensemble and Mireille Asselin of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is too good not to share. 
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COFFEE BREAK | The Gryphon Trio’s New Arvo Pärt Video Is The Perfect Way To Clear Out The Clutter

By Michael Vincent on January 23, 2019

Declutter your week with a new video of the Gryphon Trio playing Arvo Pärt's deliciously tidy "Spiegel im Spiegel".
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COFFEE BREAK | Yo-Yo Ma's New Bach Video Is The Inspiration We Needed Today

By Michael Vincent on January 15, 2019

Released yesterday, Yo-Yo Ma’s new music video featuring a performance of Bach’s Prélude from Cello Suite No. 1 merges Ma’s performance with footage contributed by fans across the world.
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COFFEE BREAK | Watch Joel Quarrington Amaze With Bach's Sixth Cello Suite On Double Bass (Video)

By Michael Vincent on January 3, 2019

Watch the National Arts Centre Orchestra Principal Double Bass Joel Quarrington perform J.S. Bach's Sixth Cello suite like no other.
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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 | Swiss Pianist Plays Piano In Mid-Air

By Jennifer Liu on August 18, 2017

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... a pianist hanging vertically with his grand piano and rocking some tunes!
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