In the video below, Rolf Lislevand plays Tarantela on a Stradivari Sabionari, 1679 guitar, one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari. At the present time it is the only playable one in the world.
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The first such undertaking since its 1973 opening
Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s most famous music venues, has long had a problem. Everyone loves the building, but not everyone loved the way it sounds, especially in its largest venue, the Concert Hall, Some felt that the acoustics lacked power; actor and director John Malkovich quipped (of the old design) that "an airplane hangar would sound better".
A sneak-peek at the acoustic improvements
An included poll asked about students' opportunities to access and engage in music, both in and outside of school. The reporting method of the study allows you to break down the results by various student groups.
Folks own dozens of coffee mugs. We realize that if we design one for our clients, it had better be a good one. Attendees at the last two choral conferences apparently agreed with us, as they scooped them up.
More on Max B. Martin
The foundation stone for the German signal instrument factory Max B. Martin GmbH & Co. KG which opened in 1880 were hunting horns, cavalry trumpets and fanfare trumpets for two- or four-note signals. The now-famous Kaiserfanfare signal, "now here, now there," announces vehicles of the royal family.
In the early days, motor car horns and fire horns were production-priorities. These were also the years when many volunteer fire brigades called Martin Chapels were already responding to fires using onboard 8-tone Martin trumpets,
In 1932 they developed the German signal instrument factory to manufacture for fire and police departments a horn with a "prescribed priority warning". Up to World War II, these horns were made for emergency vehicles only.
Nicole Pesce at a 2011 concert displayed virtuosity, creativity, and humor as she speculates on how master composers might have performed "Happy Birthday". We've also included a Victor Borge performance recorded 60 years earlier..
Excerpt from Neuroscience news:
If you’re a musician, this sounds too good to be true: UChicago psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training’s effects last for months.
Absolute pitch, commonly known as “perfect pitch,” is the ability to identify a note by hearing it. The ability is considered remarkably rare, estimated to be less than one in 10,000 individuals. It has always been a very desired ability among musicians, especially since several famous composers, including Mozart, reportedly had it. The assumption has been that this special talent has a critical period to be established in childhood based on early musical training and that it was not possible for adults to acquire this skill.
In this 2015 study published by the journal Cognition, Howard Nusbaum, professor of psychology, and colleagues tested how much an individual’s general auditory working memory capacity can predict the success of acquiring absolute pitch. Other UChicago authors on the paper are psychology doctoral student Stephen C. Van Hedger, post-doctoral scholar Shannon L.M. Heald and College undergraduate Rachelle Koch.
On an Accolades tour to Poland, Hudson High School Choir director and Accolades client Andy Haase had shared with our co-owner Janet Tollund that, while he’d like to be married, his busy schedule as teacher and director left little time to find that special person.
More About The Royal Sigismund Bell
The Royal Sigismund Bell is the largest of the five bells hanging in the Sigismund Tower of the Wawel Cathedral in the Polish city of Kraków. It was cast in 1520 by Hans Behem and named after King Sigismund I of Poland, who commissioned it. Weighing almost 28 thousand pounds, it requires 12 bell-ringers to ring it.
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