Royal Wedding Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Is Now a Chart Topper

May 22, 2018

The Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has shot to the top of the US iTunes pop chart with his album, Inspiration. Saturday’s wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex St George’s Chapel in Windsor was watched by millions around the world, and while all still recover from a weekend of celebrations, an extraordinary classical legacy has emerged.

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What Music Was Played at the Royal Wedding?

May 21, 2018

During the beautiful service that saw Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle, we heard some truly stunning music – but what was it? In the prelude to the ceremony itself, it’s no surprise to see a large quotient of British composers represented, including Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Peter Warlock.

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Brains of Jazz and Classical Musicians Work Differently, Study Reveals

January 22, 2018

The brain activity of jazz musicians is substantially different from that of classical musicians, even when they’re playing the same piece of music.

A study published by the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS), has found that musicians who work in the two fields demonstrate substantially different brain activity, even when they’re playing the same music.

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