Music

February 26, 2021

8 Facts About the Classical Music Composer Ludwig van Beethoven

From his dynamic symphonies to his romantic piano sonatas, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is one of the most important composers in the history of classical music. His large repertoire of work spans the transition from the classical style to the romantic era, and remains some of the most performed classical music today. Born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to a musical family, Beethoven developed an interest in performing at an early age.

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January 27, 2021

Zebra Finches Become a “Flock of Songwriters” in a Room Full of Electric Guitars

When you think of bird songs you probably imagine sweet-sounding tweets, cheeps, and chirps. Our feathered friends can create beautiful sounds when they sing, but what if they got their claws on some instruments? Inspired by this idea, French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot created a space that allows birds to interact with 14 amplified guitars.

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December 8, 2020

Watch Dua Lipa Perform an NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ From Home

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are working from home—including musicians. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts have gone remote, too, with many artists recording intimate performances from their own homes. The latest home concert to grace our screens is that of English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa. NPR says, “While we can't film our Tiny Desk concerts at NPR's D.C.

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November 9, 2020

25+ Creative Gifts for Music Lovers and Musicians

For many, music is much more than a song on the radio—it's a way of life. Music is tied up in special moments and memories, whether it's the song you danced to at prom or the tune that reminds you of your first love. Musicians and music lovers take their passion to a whole new level by dedicating themselves to every aspect of the craft.

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