Research into children’s interest in learning a musical instrument finds that young children are keener than ever, but interest among older children is dwindling.
Classical music performances are taken at a greater lick than they were 50 years ago, according to the findings of a new study by Universal Music Group.
The study, which examined recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach’s work, has found some pieces are now performed almost 30 per cent quicker than half a century ago.
Classic FM has joined forces with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to broadcast its first ever programme dedicated to pets – and their owners.
On Saturday 3 November, to coincide with the busiest night for firework displays across the UK, Classic FM presenter and dog-lover Bill Turnbull will host a special programme to help keep pets calm and relaxed during the noise and bright lights.
The new controller allows you to improvise on the piano and sound really impressive – even if you’ve never played before.
Piano Genie is an intelligent controller from Google’s Magenta research project. Powered by an AI (Artificial Intelligence) programme trained on classical piano music, Piano Genie lets you improvise music that spans all 88 piano keys while using only eight buttons.
A new study by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has revealed one in five teenagers would be more interested in orchestral music if they could use their mobile phone during a concert.
‘Sì’, Andrea Bocelli’s first album of all-new material in 14 years, will be released on October 26th. The album, which will celebrate “love, family, faith and hope,” contains duets with pop singer Dua Lipa, classical crossover star Josh Groban and soprano Aida Garifullina.
Although the 16-track album won’t feature ‘Perfect Symphony,’ Bocelli’s duet with Ed Sheeran, it will include a new track co-written by Sheeran and Tiziano Ferro, ‘Amo Soltanto Te’.
A town council in Lombardy, Italy, has employed a viola player to help combat drug abuse and dealers in the area.
Franz Liszt’s only opera was revived for the first time on Sunday evening (19 August). The composer began work on his one and only opera almost 170 years ago but he never completed it.
A 1759 violin worth an estimated $250,000 was stolen from a home in Massachusetts, and sold to a local pawnshop for $50.
Listening to Mozart could help prevent epileptic children from having seizures, according to new research by the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.