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Music excursions bring variety to students' musical diets and support learning across disciplines. https://t.co/sh17TkJGc8This week's Screen Sounds starting in a few minutes on @ABCClassic. Good mixed selection of music today, starting w… https://t.co/isnOWXIzSX
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2/24
2020
What advice would you give to a parent whose child is learning a new instrument? https://t.co/E2KOuTyVewCellist Pablo Casals made his debut in Barcelona as a teenager on 23 February 1891. He is known as one of the best… https://t.co/BehGcPJ3es
2/23
2020
Some fireworks in honour of Handel's 335th birthday. https://t.co/JrK1kVRu6gABC behind the scenes in 1955, broadcasting @sydsymph conducted by Eugene Goossens. https://t.co/UuaP2ZqO4K
2/22
2020
As Ed Ayres celebrates his 53rd birthday he decides to shake things up and get back to swimming, only to find that… https://t.co/sOSchUFFKZA patient in a UK hospital has played the violin while undergoing brain surgery to ensure that hand movement and co… https://t.co/JItKPcqwQn
2/21
2020
@stu_orchard Hi Stuart - this was likely Reinbert de leeeuw’s Der nächtliche Wanderer performed by the Netherlands… https://t.co/u8mGvN7bmmWho has felt this kind of sharp pain? https://t.co/aQ7ZUyTQzKWe asked and you told us: here is the best classical music for a wedding. https://t.co/xicohnt5JO
2/20
2020
He’s known mainly as the composer and collector of whimsical folksongs, but in reality Percy Grainger was one of th… https://t.co/B7I9C7Kuu7Ed Ayres (@EadricAyres) shares a tale of Bach and border crossings. https://t.co/NkZijFBHi3Sydney-based saxophonist Nick Russoniello boarded the Diamond Princess cruise ship for two gigs, and ended up being… https://t.co/rimxdtJdVG
2/19
2020
ABC behind the scenes in 1955, broadcasting @sydsymph conducted by Eugene Goossens. https://t.co/eN1bErJub1You probably know her from Murder, She Wrote. Find out more about Angela Lansbury's, life, career and musical taste… https://t.co/BQZsb5H3itWhat is it like to have synaesthesia? Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe describes what it's like to "hear in Technico… https://t.co/LJHbTC25k2
2/18
2020
Take a deep dive into the brave and cheerful tunes of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, including some expe… https://t.co/6ORRAENUQtHere's a list of all of the theme music on ABC Classic. Do you have any favourites? https://t.co/qNrybEv2VqRussell Torrance talked to an expert performer in early music to find out why the same music by Bach and Vivaldi (a… https://t.co/RJTENwwncOWhat can be better on a Monday afternoon than starting today's Screen Sounds on @ABCClassic with Korngold's music f… https://t.co/r5621h5KZ3
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2/17
2020
@Anna_63 Hi Anna - you can see our concerts seven days ahead on our concert schedule. Sunday Opera is from 7pm Sund… https://t.co/WpR4vO60Rm
2/16
2020
When Leontyne Price made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1961, the historic final ovation that greeted her lasted 4… https://t.co/9oCdVyXV0N
2/15
2020
Lessons in humility, persistence, and patience for @eadricayres, as his musical endeavours are judged by the discer… https://t.co/fwkQ8mfaSAABC Classic presenter and synaesthete Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe explains what she sees when she hears classic… https://t.co/JRcHsb19baCongratulations to Alex in SA, the winner of our Valentine's Day competition for tickets to Opera on the Harbour. H… https://t.co/Lk64tCruFY
2/14
2020
In case you need some inspiration this Valentine's Day. https://t.co/F7FnmFUZSY
2/13
2020
Get your Valentine's Day playlist started with the best classical music inspired by, or inspiring, love. https://t.co/r1RkThCWFd @QSOrchestra We're not sure what Olaf used in his re-enactment (he didn't have a camera on-hand at the time), but t… https://t.co/IYxjAgnBEuBehind the scenes in a violin-making studio. Brisbane-based master violin maker Olaf Grawert was inspired to get da… https://t.co/oxKb0Yx51H
2/12
2020
Hildur Guðnadóttir won Best Original Score at this year's Academy Awards for the film Joker. Explore the music of J… https://t.co/bGT79yvjXC
2/11
2020
Vale Italian soprano Mirella Freni, who has died aged 84. Mairi Nicolson reflects on her life and legacy. https://t.co/PnZlEQVLUYWhat music inspires romance for you? Russell Torrance explores tales of love and infatuation linked to some of hist… https://t.co/QhH4xW8i5MDig into the back catalogue of @margaretthrosby's interviews on ABC Classic: https://t.co/B4iCNJY1Bz https://t.co/VtT0lImwCQOver the past months Australia has grown into a "continent of love," writes @EadricAyres. https://t.co/pwI30P1G2t
2/10
2020
What classical music would you recommend for a wedding? https://t.co/lFaQlw8MN2
2/9
2020
Happy 88th birthday to John Williams. His film music evokes nostalgia across generations. https://t.co/ezjex28e6p
2/8
2020
What piece of classical music would you dedicate to your loved one, and why? Tell us, and you could win a trip to s… https://t.co/8AC7i7a9Ds
2/7
2020
Are you pro or anti accordion? https://t.co/ARqquIRISO
2/6
2020
Wise words from Leonard Bernstein. https://t.co/ios9eKkV0QSome of the great moments in music come from a build up of tension that then gets released. https://t.co/kQkKRFFd8t"I believe that learning music, more than any other field, helps us to truly understand ourselves." @EadricAyres on… https://t.co/4BvpVAoWgH
2/5
2020
Building blocks are great for teaching rhythm. Here's a simple exercise to get started: https://t.co/F7O2etC9Vf https://t.co/hA9rIMf52QWhat is so great about the playing of superstar pianists like Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich, and Lang Lang? We… https://t.co/IH2MuthZO0The @A_C_O have never released a recording of Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony — until now. Hear their new Beethov… https://t.co/VGZoBNR227
2/3
2020
Do you remember who the first person to get you excited about music was? https://t.co/6RzSI9zD1c
1/31
2020
Listen now to every moment, as 200 musicians gathered to raise money for bush fire relief and pay tribute to those… https://t.co/9CWZ7B5TmKThere’s very special vibe backstage at the Music For Our Country concert @CityRecitalHall tonight. Here’s a sneak p… https://t.co/i7cBekiX7l
Retweeted by ABC ClassicThis conductor and pianist retired after 24 failed surgeries on his hands, but with bionic gloves he hopes to perfo… https://t.co/tLVLZdhMVi
1/30
2020
The Strike a Chord program will celebrate student musicians, with twelve ensembles mentored to perform at the Melbo… https://t.co/DpSVTf5eoB
1/29
2020
We asked whether The Mission was still your no. 1 film score and you said yes. https://t.co/I9UXEsS5aU
1/28
2020
We asked you what your favourite music in the movies was in 2020 and you told us it was Ennio Morricone's score for… https://t.co/W46gyWdp9F#1: Ennio Morricone is one of the prolific composers for the screen. His music for "The Mission" features the belov… https://t.co/npQ6rUNCLC#2: John Williams’ music for Star Wars is one of the most influential orchestral soundtracks of all time. Heavily c… https://t.co/cOgZkw8Mi4#3: Featuring an enlarged orchestra, exotic percussion, multiple choirs and soloists, and folk instrumentation, Sho… https://t.co/FQQBX9DaTV#4: Rejecting the usual expectation that a period drama should contain something close to period music, Greek icon… https://t.co/2LUKaxD32r#5: Immediately recognisable for the earworm-worthy "Lara’s Theme", Maurice Jarre’s central theme for Doctor Zhiva… https://t.co/8Lil2SYPCK#6: Maurice Jarre’s sweeping main theme for Lawrence of Arabia remains one of the most instantly recognisable of al… https://t.co/mYucROBnOk#7: Although The King’s Speech has an original score by Alexandre Desplat, the film is the only entry in the Classi… https://t.co/pRMG6wCI4F#8: John Barry is debatably the greatest English film composer. His score for Out of Africa (starring a young Meryl… https://t.co/U4HevraZsO#9: Jane Campion’s The Piano is about a young woman who has not spoken a word since she was six, and her daughter,… https://t.co/WQaqror1K6#10: After viewing Steven Spielberg’s intensely powerful film about the holocaust, composer John Williams told Spie… https://t.co/E928DGQvZ8John Williams has written the music for some of Hollywood's most-loved films, including E.T. Jurassic Park and Indi… https://t.co/wO6b40k5Wk
1/27
2020
What was the most popular decade for film music? How many original scores made the top 100? Here are some statistic… https://t.co/a9VDB3ejhBCellist Jacqueline du Pré was born on 26 January 1945. Hilary and Jackie, a film based on her life, was voted #52 i… https://t.co/2ulBNOSBBhHans Zimmer took out three spots in 2013's Classic 100: Music in the Movies. Here are some of his best film scores. https://t.co/yz5o7kXDRO
1/26
2020
What music do you think should top the list for Classic 100: Music in the Movies? In 2013 it was the music from "Th… https://t.co/4WmguxBRH0Seven years ago, the music from "The Mission" took out top place in the Classic 100: Music in the Movies. Think som… https://t.co/kcN0sffwWoWhat made the top 100 for the Classic 100: Music in the Movies in 2013? Read the full list. https://t.co/sBkitlKWq2
1/25
2020
25-27 January we're counting down your top 100 from the Classic 100: Music in the Movies from 2013. We kick off wit… https://t.co/y9J4mMTDcy2020 is the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. What is the Chinese zodiac animal of your favourite composer? https://t.co/b9oS0qMyCN @coffsrunner67 There will indeed be some Platoon: Adagio for Strings, some time between 10am-1pm Monday 27 Jan. The… https://t.co/cOtt8B8M9DLudovico Einaudi talked about his family connections to Australia during an interview with Russell Torrance. He sha… https://t.co/SHAosXxG0T
1/24
2020
Here's some of the best screen music of the 2010's. In 2013 you voted Ennio Morricone's music for "The Mission" (19… https://t.co/CQegYc8aCEWatch Ludovico Einaudi play his "Elegy for the Arctic" live in the ABC studio. https://t.co/BSPE9S2asdWhat are your signature dance moves? https://t.co/NhI8B97sC3
1/22
2020
Australian horn players share their memories of Barry Tuckwell. https://t.co/feoUob8mWz
1/21
2020
Hear Margaret Throsby interview John Cleese: https://t.co/VbUTiDiJ3W https://t.co/nJF9vfmPasScreen Sounds today on @ABCClassic is a fun little preview of coming attractions - of this weekend’s rescreening of… https://t.co/0SKZywe1Mj
Retweeted by ABC ClassicHear William Barton's poignant didgeridoo accompaniment to Blue Robinson's poem of hope, written after the poet wa… https://t.co/iDojJipNsc
1/20
2020
What is your favourite music in the movies? https://t.co/NbpgJXgdCnFinding donated instruments to replace those destroyed, arranging benefit concerts, and holding online auctions; he… https://t.co/2RoMebiN5TIn 2013 the score for "The Mission" got top spot in the Classic 100: Music in the movies. Have another choice for n… https://t.co/LdQWQk0eX1
1/19
2020
Yamaha has warned people not to squeeze into musical instrument cases after reports former Nissan Motor boss Carlos… https://t.co/NTT1GPH8Vn
1/18
2020
Music can’t heal burns or provide a house but eventually it might assuage the pain and provide its own type of shel… https://t.co/1pmETEUjTo @Skimmer5 Hi Jillian - sadly yes this is confirmed.
1/17
2020
Vale Australian horn player Barry Tuckwell, who has died aged 88. https://t.co/GbbHgGtd08The 2013 Classic 100: Music in the Movies was one of the most popular countdowns. We're rescreening the complete to… https://t.co/YwyUrmrZiGArtists from the Sydney classical community including Elena Kats-Chernin, Tamara-Anna Cislowska and William Barton… https://t.co/yJUBxboTlk
1/16
2020
Is music your truth? https://t.co/szCyNw45pH"Even the smallest of actions, taken on mass, makes a difference." Musicians across the country are finding ways to… https://t.co/gBeTY7KDW6
1/15
2020
“The sound of young voices is the embodiment of hope”. Lyn Williams on @ABCClassic this morning with @GondwanaChoirs https://t.co/tJeMsy0KzV
Retweeted by ABC ClassicFrom Chopin to Nina Simone, find out some of the important music in actor Sir Ian McKellen's life. https://t.co/j8D9fQlMtA
1/14
2020
The @MelbSymphony is dedicating its free outdoor concert on 5 February to people affected by the Australian bushfir… https://t.co/Y0EM2seNHU
1/13
2020
@SquigglyRick It's never too late to learn piano! @vanessachughes whipped up a great Bach prelude in six weeks. https://t.co/fAKZjShSvmTo which symphony would you take a first-timer? https://t.co/PMQBiyzFZA
1/12
2020
Carl Orff brought the Middle Ages into the modern era with Carmina Burana, one of the best-loved choral works of th… https://t.co/eowhLVsf5s
1/11
2020
Ed Ayres reflects on the power of music. What does music mean for you? https://t.co/VOnnKPdqFO
1/10
2020
For anyone experiencing lingering holiday vibes. https://t.co/CXwbsdLmGD @sydneyshorts Thanks Malcolm - we believe they are Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano No. 5 ‘Spring’: II Adagio… https://t.co/mWRg8DBDo2
1/9
2020

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