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COFFEE BREAK | MRI Shows What Happens Inside A Brass Player's Mouth

By Ludwig Van on March 24, 2016

Horn player Sarah Willis gets her face scanned while playing the horn.
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COFFEE BREAK | Toronto's Ladom Ensemble Plays Radiohead Better Than Radiohead

By Michael Vincent on January 12, 2017

Classically trained and globally minded Ladom Ensemble release video of Radiohead's "Weird Fishes".
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COFFEE BREAK | Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Played In Every Classical Music Style Imaginable (Video)

By Ludwig Van on March 24, 2017

Video illustrates the amazing shift in classical music styles over the past 500 years using a pop song.
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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 | Donald Trump Humiliates Himself By Saying He's "Good Friends" With Pavarotti

By Michael Vincent on April 20, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump makes a fool of himself at a press conference by mispronouncing Verdi and lying about being "good friends" with Pavarotti.
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COFFEE BREAK | Pop Songs Reimagined As Fugues

By Ludwig Van on February 25, 2016

One enterprising soul (Giovanni Dettori) has taken counterpoint to the next level by using the main themes from songs by Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Nirvana, and Miley Cyrus and setting them as fugues on the piano.
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COFFEE BREAK | Chopin Boogie Woogie

By Michael Vincent on December 3, 2014

Filmed on location at Domaine Forget, Québec, Canada, pianist Matt Herskowitz plays his version of Chopin's most famous étude, all in one take.
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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 | Bach's Prelude No. 1 On Boomwhackers (video)

By Ludwig Van on April 10, 2015

Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major (BWV 846) like you've never heard it before. Imagine what would happen if they lost one!
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COFFEE BREAK | John Dowland Gets the Irish Treatment

By Michael Vincent on March 17, 2015

In honour of St. Patricks Day, we give you this gorgeous Celtic remix of a melancholy song Behold a Wonder Here by John Dowland. It is arranged for Irish flute, recorder, fiddle, lute, cittern, shruti-box, and cello by Michael Slattery and members of La Nef. Dowland’s 400 year-old songs never sounded so good...
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