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Wednesday 27 May 2015
5:02PM GMT (13 hours, 46 minutes ago)
On 30 August 1969, five young musicians came together to play Schubert's Trout Quintet in the new Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Their names: Daniel Barenboim (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Jacqueline du Pré (cello) and Zubin Mehta (double bass).
1:48PM GMT (17 hours ago)
He attaches 46 small pieces of reflective material to her hands and finger joints, and records all body movements with the aid of nine infrared cameras. The distance between the cameras has been carefully calculated to ensure that he obtains continuous images of all fingers, even if the pianist occasionally should hide her thumb behind the other fingers.
1:46AM GMT (1 day, 5 hours ago)
Barenboim was inspired to experiment with the design after playing Franz Liszt's restored grand piano during a trip to Siena, Italy in September 2011. "The warmth and tonal characteristics of the traditional straight-strung instruments is so different from the homogenous tone produced by the modern piano across its entire range," he said.
Tuesday 26 May 2015
2:29PM GMT (1 day, 16 hours ago)
The new director of the world’s biggest classical music festival has a track record for broadening audience appeal during his time at Glyndebourne – but he’ll face plenty of challenges from his BBC bosses...
Monday 25 May 2015
2:13PM GMT (2 days, 16 hours ago)
A wisp of fair hair in a gold locket, curled around a note explaining that it came from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is expected to fetch up to £12,000 at auction this week.
Sunday 24 May 2015
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Saturday 23 May 2015
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Friday 22 May 2015
5:43AM GMT (6 days, 1 hour ago)
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