For Men, High Testosterone Means Low Interest in Classical Music
Our hormones appear to influence our musical preferences.
How to Save Classical Music, According to Stephen Hough
As the genre faces tough economic times, the acclaimed pianist is rethinking how to perform, present, and market it.
Online, Mozart in Background Boosts Women’s Attractiveness
But a study finds men are more likely to be judged as good-looking if heavy metal is used as background music on their homepage.
Playing Prokofiev Is a Pain: The Physical Toll of Being a Musician
A new study from Australia finds working as an orchestral musician takes an intense physical toll.
The Cult of Amazon: Meet the Most Hardcore Reviewers on the Site
Who would write, almost daily, 1,000-word overviews of composers and music that most of the general population has never heard of and probably don't care to know about? Inside the weird world of Amazon's most hardcore reviewers and their quest for the best.
Study: How to Entice People to Buy Symphony Tickets
New research suggests that, contrary to common belief, ticket buyers are not particularly hostile toward contemporary compositions.