James Bennett II

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Here’s A Close-Up Of Vocal Cords In Action, And It’s Not Weird At All

Monday, August 06, 2018

The vast majority of us have vocal chords, so we kind of owe it to ourselves to see them at work at least once, right?
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This Acrobat Brings ‘Clair de Lune’ to Life

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Yoann Bourgeois’ delicate dance adds new depth to the Debussy classic.
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The ‘Dog Concerto’ Proves the Internet Still Has Some Good Left in It

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A video of a dog with an unnaturally high wail made his way around the Internet, and it was only a matter of time before someone gave it the musical treatment.
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That Italian Song You Know But Can’t Quite Identify? We Name That Tune.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

It’s been used as musical shorthand for all things Italy in countless commercials and television shows. But what’s that song actually called? How did it become a stereotype?
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This Composer is Writing Music in Real Time, and We Can’t Look Away

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Nejc Kuhar decided to take a different route when sharing one of his compositions — he shot a video of himself writing the score in time with the music.
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Beautiful Music in Gorgeous Places: Six Music Videos that Will Stand in For Your Next Summer Escape

Friday, July 27, 2018

Upcoming camping trip fall through? Struggling to get through work as summer beckons from your window? No worries; make a vicarious escape to the outdoors with these gorgeous videos.
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Penguins Like Lots of Things, but Opera is Not One of Them

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Note: Don’t show up on a penguin colony’s doorstep and try to wow them with your vocal skills.
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Super Empathetic? It May Affect How You Listen to Music.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

An SMU and UCLA study suggests there’s a strong correlation between how we experience music and how we empathize with those around us.
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A Trombonist Got a Job with the Munich Philharmonic. Then She Fought Them in Court for 13 Years.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blind auditions increase the likelihood that a female musician will be hired by 30%. But fair treatment isn’t always a given.
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Watching Heifetz’s Fingers in Slow Motion Makes You Realize How Good He Really Was

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The slow-motion footage was shot during a performance of Wieniawski’s Scherzo Tarantelle … and still looks pretty fast.
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Reconstructed: This is the First-Ever Orchestration of ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures” might be the most famous, but Mikhail Tushmalov did it first, more than 30 years earlier.
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World Cup 2018 Finals, France v. Croatia: Classical Edition

Friday, July 13, 2018

No matter who you’re rooting for on Sunday, we’ve got a short playlist that will capture the drama.
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Here’s a Peek Inside an ‘Incredibles 2’ Scoring Session

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Incredibles movies are nothing without their nostalgia-tinted big band scores. Take a look behind the magic with this footage from an Incredibles 2 scoring session.
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Bernstein and a Trumpeter Get Just a Little Tense in Rehearsal

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The conductor and a musician don’t see eye-to-eye in this rehearsal of Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”
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Having a Hard Time Understanding Rhythm? These Circles Might Help.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Musicologist and double bassist John Varney has a new way of visualizing rhythm.
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Six Composers Who Were Their Own Best Teachers

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A lot of composers pursue formal musical education to help them on their artistic journeys. Here are six who didn’t.
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Ed Simons Was the World’s Oldest Active Conductor. Here’s What He Had to Say About Music.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Rockland Symphony Orchestra founder Ed Simons lived to 101, and was the oldest active conductor at the time of his death. Here’s what he had to say about the power of music.
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200 Years of 'Yankee Doodle': 7 Times Composers Have Quoted The American Favorite

Monday, July 02, 2018

"Yankee Doodle" is as American as apple pie. No surprise, then, that composers on both sides of the Atlantic have referenced it for centuries.
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Ludovico Einaudi Wants You to Listen to ‘The Rite of Spring’ Right Now

Friday, June 29, 2018

During a quick chat with the composer and pianist, he told us, among other things, why he’d choose the striking Stravinsky for a global must-listen.
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The Coltrane Choir

Friday, June 29, 2018

Nils Lindberg was so incredibly moved by 'A Love Supreme' that he created his own choral version, which incorporates elements of the Coltrane classic.
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