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‘Like the song of a soul that speaks to the senses.’
- Honoré de Balzac on #Chopin’s music
Maurizio Pollini performs the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featured in the Digital Concert Hall archive!

Some experimental violins have been crafted in Japan in order to deliver two messages: magnesium instruments may sound well and we must pay attention to the exploitation of natural resources.
This mission led the leading firm of magnesium craftsmanship, Yamashita Kogyosho, to try to build string instruments made completely with this metal alloy. The work lasted three months, but the outcome is surprising: the sound of these violins is excellent.
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Did you know that it's Old Stuff Day? Take a moment to appreciate the unusual instruments of yore that — for whatever reason — never caught on.

For more than 25 years the luthier Stefano Trabucchi has worked in his workshop in the heart of Cremona, inspired by Stradivari’s tradition. We interviewed him to talk about the importance of living in Cremona and of taking part in Cremona Musica, where Trabucchi is a regular fixture, as well as the role of technology in lutherie and the maintenance of music instruments.
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LE NEWS DI OGGI 05/03/2018:
- PADOVA: 52a Stagione concertistica OPV - Teatri del suono e Lezioni di sabato.
- Due nuovi happening astronomici dell’Ensemble Sinestesia GMI: la musica della luna e dello spazio al Planetario di Milano
- MONFALCONE: Concerto per la pace al Duomo
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"If AI can already make a tune potentially good enough for a Eurovision entry, can it do more..?"
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Reset or refret? There’s more than one way to address a ski-sloping fingerboard. Here AG’s resident repair expert Mamie Minch offers tips on how to choose the right repair for your classic axe.

Tonight in her show Catherine Bott take a look at conductors Jane Glover, Marin Alsop, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Nathalie Stutzmann and JoAnn Falletta. Join us for some fantastic music via classicfm.com

Who do our resident movie buffs think will take home tonight's Oscar for Best Score?

Are you an Australian musician under 30? Do you have what it takes to perform in Australia’s premier national music competition? The ABC Young Performer Awards are currently open. Apply now: http://youngperformersawards.org/

Alessio Ambrosi, artistic coordinator of the Acoustic Guitar Village and the Accordion Show inside Cremona Musica, reported his impressions after visiting this year’s NAMM Show, one of the main Fairs for music merchants, that was held in California between January 25th and 28th. Ambrosi is obviously focused on the best novelties from the world of guitars and banjo, but he had a clear sensation that the American musical instrument market is now re...

The 24 opening live-round candidates have today been announced for the 15th Primrose International Viola Competition – to be held at the Colburn School in Los Angeles from the 10th to the 16th of June, 2018

LE NEWS DI OGGI 01/03/2018:
- FOGGIA: Prosegue la IV edizione di Musica felix con "Nomadism";
- VARESE: “Corso Direttori”, docente Giuseppe Reggiori - Coro Laboratorio Coro da camera Sine nomine città di Varese;
- Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica: «Il Flauto Magico» e il concerto dell'Accademia Hermans alla Basilica di San Pietro.

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VC LIVE | We’re coming to you live from Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center this evening for the New York recital debut of 23 year old double bass virtuoso Xavier Foley | Presented by Young Concert Artists, tonight’s program with pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin features Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Johannes Matthias Sperger’s Sonata in B Minor, Franck’s Sonata in A Major - and two original works by the soloist: ’Irish Fantasy’ and ‘The...

Live orchestras are one of the best way to make good movies amazing. Recently many important concert halls decided to schedule the screenings of films with illustrious musicians playing the soundtrack live, like it used to be in the silent film era. As people are enjoying this new trend, BBC Music Magazine made a list of the best 42 screening already scheduled in the UK. The list includes some of the most popular movies (such as 2001: a Space Ody...