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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 | Watch the Hip Hop and Classical Collide with Drake‘s "Know Yourself"

By Ludwig Van on September 22, 2015

Performing Drake's hometown anthem “Know Yourself,” members of the TSO unveiled an impressive arrangement for hundreds of attendees at The Carlu in Toronto at the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Gala.
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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 polyphonic overtone singing video that will absolutely blow your mind

By Michael Vincent on October 3, 2014

This video came to us late, and even though it is friday night, we couldn’t wait to share it. The video features Anna-Maria Hefele, a remarkable overtone singer from Salzburg, Austria.
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COFFEE BREAK | The Silent Monks Sing Hallelujah Chorus (Video)

By Michael Vincent on December 17, 2014

What's better than Monks undergoing a vow of silence singing Handel's Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah with cue cards? Bravissimo!
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Rex Murphy | The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Controversy

By Ludwig Van on April 11, 2015

CBC's Rex Murphy offers his opinion of the The Toronto Symphony Orchestra controversy...
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COFFEE BREAK | Happy Birthday In the Style of Shostakovich

By Ludwig Van on April 6, 2015

After last weeks popular Shostakovich/Beyonce dance video, we have a something a little different. Happy Birthday composed in the style of Shostakovich. Though it's not as happy and a happy birthday should be, it wonderfully done...
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COFFEE BREAK | The Ikea "Klårynett" (video)

By Ludwig Van on June 2, 2015

A hilarious video by the Het Concertgebouw showing a fictional clarinetist preparing for a solo recital by building an Ikea Klårynett.
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COFFEE BREAK | The Rite Of Spring For Air Horn

By Ludwig Van on January 21, 2016

Folks, I think we have found the bottom of the internet. Over at the popular Soundcloud audio streaming website, an enterprising person with a lot of time on their hands has posted a self-made digital re-creation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring... for Air Horn. (Yup). We're not sure what to make of it yet, but it's certainly inventive.
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COFFEE BREAK | The Soprano's Surprise (Video)

By Michael Vincent on January 19, 2015

(via) Sometimes opera in concert can get a little dry, but after watching this video of Finnish soprano Sirkka Lampimäki, performing with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra we were left speechless. The surprise starts at about 50 seconds in. Though her tone suffers for it - the audience explodes with applause...
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