To Stay Focused, Listen to Mozart
New research from Japan finds listening to a Mozart minuet helps people ignore extraneous information. Score another one for Wolfgang Amadeus. Researchers report the soothing sounds of a Mozart minuet boosts the ability of children and seniors to focus on a task and ignore extraneous information.
Dissonant music has the opposite effect, according to Nobuo Masataka of Japan’s Kyoto University and Leonard Perlovsky of Harvard University. Their findings help make the case that music, sometimes thought of as a pleasant byproduct of evolution, has in fact played an active role in human development... More on Pacific Standard
The universal language: Using music in the classroom
Victor Hugo said, "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." It is part of our collective unconscious. It transcends race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class and is experienced by everyone. Mr. Hugo said it more artfully, but the physical, social, and emotional benefits of music are well documented by countless studies. What do they say? Here are just a few things… More on examiner.com
Online, Mozart in Background Boosts Women’s Attractiveness
Do you want to come across as attractive to visitors to your personal homepage? Silly question: Of course you do. So you carefully choose the photos you present and the information you disclose.
But you may be forgetting one additional element that can make the difference between hot and not: Your all-important choice of background music. More on Pacific Standard
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Daria van den Bracken : keys to mozart
Pianist Daria van den Bercken entirely lives up to the title of her new CD: she does hold the keys to Mozart’s work and brings an extraordinary dexterity and musical intelligence to it. The recording is somewhat dry, but it makes you hear the many details of Van den Bercken’s delicate yet pleasantly non-fluffy playing all the better. She offers a sharp insight in the rhythmical jokes and the subtle (or sometimes even violent) mood changes which Mozart put in his music. The dynamic range of her performance of the Fantasie in c minor K396 fully justifies the use of a modern instrument.
Out of the three sonatas here presented, K331 with the Rondo alla Turca is the most famous. Van den Bercken adds a handful of improvisations on the theme, and they sound as if Mozart whispered them to her himself. More on dariavandenbercken.com
Watch This Guy’s Hilariously Elaborate Interpretive Dance to Mozart
His choreography offers a totally new perspective on Mozart
Mozart’s music can be incredibly evocative — especially for this guy, who decided to channel his emotions into a very elaborate interpretive dance set to the musician’s final symphonies. More on time.com
Watch the First Trailer for Roman Coppola's Amazon Series Mozart in the Jungle
Amazon Prime have just shared the first official trailer for their upcoming dramedy,Mozart in the Jungle. The series, created by Roman Coppola, Paul Weitz, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers, is an adaptation of oboist Blair Tindall’s memoir and set behind the scenes at a major New York symphony. More on pastemagazine.com
Mozart Piano Sonatas Vol 2
The only time I heard English pianist Christian Blackshaw in concert, he came across as unusually comfortable in his skin. I wrote at the time that he seemed “secure in the feeling that his personal pleasure in the music would communicate readily with the audience”. More on irishtimes.com
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The concept of Radio Mozart is original, unique and very simple: Mozart and nothing but Mozart.
All of Mozart's works are available in our carefully dosed program, which combines all genres (symphonies, concertos, serenades, religious music, opera...).
We propose the most famous compositions of the divine Mozart, such as Symphony No. 40, Eine kleine Nachtmusik and his most popular operas, but also many overlooked pieces to discover.
Launched in 2010, Radio Mozart is available for free on the internet.
Over the months, Radio Mozart, which broadcasts a universal music, has captivated listeners all over the world. Today, the station gets more than 40,000 hits per day, for an average listening time of 45 minutes.
This is a considerable success, making it one of the most-listened-to classical radio stations.
Created on January 4th, 2010, Radio Mozart is a community radio station (French Law from 1901) based in Marseille, France.
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