How the music of an ancient rock painting was brought to life

How the music of an ancient rock painting was brought to life

"Archaeologists spend a lot of time examining the remains of distant pasts, which includes the study of rock paintings. This is largely visual work – but sometimes we can “hear” ...
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The Conversation
This 18,000-year-old shell is ‘oldest wind instrument of its kind’ – hear its haunting sound

This 18,000-year-old shell is ‘oldest wind instrument of its kind’ – hear its haunting sound

The seashell’s music probably hadn’t been heard by humans for more than 17,000 years ...
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Classic FM
Why Did Medieval Cities Hire Street Musicians as First Responders?

Why Did Medieval Cities Hire Street Musicians as First Responders?

In Germany, a minstrel was expected “to acquit himself well as a swordsman.” Surviving illustrations tend to emphasize the bulky, formidable aspect of these street performers. But why? ...
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The Honest Broker
Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77

Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77

Author, critic, teacher and public intellectual, he was an unabashed flamethrower who challenged conventional thinking about classical music ...
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The New York Times
Detail of the black shawm players in The Engagement of St. Ursula and Prince Etherius, , c.1520 (oil on panel) by Master of Saint Auta (fl.1512-29) at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon. Photograph: Bridgeman Images

Vicente Lusitano: Why was the first Black published composer just a footnote in histories?

A BLM placard in New York encouraged a conductor in London to discover more about this 16th-century pioneer of European classical music ...
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The Guardian

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