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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 | Orchestra Performs “Ode to Joy” — Wearing Babies

By Ludwig Van on April 20, 2015

Babywearing Playdate: Orchestra performs Beethoven's Ode to Joy by with babies.
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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 | 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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COFFEE BREAK | Trumpet Players Argue with Leonard Bernstein During Rehearsal - BBC Orchestra (Video)

By Ludwig Van on May 25, 2015

BBC Orchestra Trumpet players have it out with Leonard Bernstein during rehearsal.
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COFFEE BREAK | Hilarious Twitter Banter Erupts Between Against The Grain and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By Ludwig Van on January 20, 2016

Joel Ivany, Artistic Director of Against the Grain Theatre, and TSO CEO Jeff Melanson had a little fun via Twitter this week.
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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 | Lady Gaga Sings Sound of Music and Nails It.

By Michael Vincent on February 23, 2015

Since Sunday night’s 87th Academy Awards, many have been critical of the nights many snubs, and lack-thereofs. But one thing stuck out – and her name was Lady Gaga...
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COFFEE BREAK | Cool Video of Organist Vincent Boucher Playing the Beckerath Organ

By Michael Vincent on December 5, 2014

Just released from ATMA Classique is a cool video from organist Vincent Boucher’s recording session at St Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. The video has some really trippy shots of the Beckerath organ.
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COFFEE BREAK | Listen to Mozart's Personal Violin (It Sounds Wondrous)

By Ludwig Van on January 28, 2017

The holy grail of violins: Performer David Fulmer plays an excerpt of Mozart’s Violin Sonata in C K296 on Mozart's personal violin.
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