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When my parents ask me to entertain company by playing “something … anything … just improvise”

Culture Warriors

As New York’s vanguards of classical music struggle to retain relevancy, a new generation of innovators steps forward to fill the void.

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The Piano Mover

Thirty-nine years and 50,000 instruments later, Carl Demler has been wrong exactly twice.

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A group of researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a handheld scanner that’s able to read sheet music and play back a composition in real-time whether it’s designed for a piano, a guitar, or an entire symphony.

I love my cello so much that sometimes I burst into passionate outbreaks, where I grab it by its weist and dance around the house with it while singing. Submitted &amp; created by fallsweethome 
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I love my cello so much that sometimes I burst into passionate outbreaks, where I grab it by its weist and dance around the house with it while singing. 
Submitted & created by fallsweethome 

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Hey trombonists! 
Kicking ass and taking names, amirite? 

Hey trombonists! 

Kicking ass and taking names, amirite? 

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I think that Scarpia&#8217;s Te Deum from Tosca is one of the scariest pieces of music ever written.Submitted by Naomi (via email)
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I think that Scarpia’s Te Deum from Tosca is one of the scariest pieces of music ever written.
Submitted by Naomi (via email)

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The fact that Wagner never finished his Faust just kills me.Submitted by Tiiau (via email)
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The fact that Wagner never finished his Faust just kills me.
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Gabriela Montero, a classical pianist known for her signature improvisations on themes suggested by audience members, dramatizes a debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney in a new recording posted on YouTube.

(Source: wqxr.org)

How I feel about Hanon exercises