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  • It was during the Classical period that the piano's popularity grew among composers and audiences alike. But how did it happen?

    Piano in the Classical Period

    Piano in the Classical Period

    by JohnMello14

  • Facts about Stradivarius not generally known. Making decorated violins. Made violas, cellos, mandolins, guitars and harps. Thefts and mishaps—all contribute to Stradivari's fascinating life.

    Stradivarius: Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    Stradivarius: Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • The piano was invented during the Baroque period, but why? What was the reasoning behind it, and what instrument did it essentially replace?

    Piano in the Baroque Period

    Piano in the Baroque Period

    by JohnMello3

  • To the casual observer, art school would not seem like a good training ground for rock performers. Yet, many singers like Joni Mitchell and John Lennon first studied art before they became musicians.

    Art School Dropouts Who Became Successful Musicians

    Art School Dropouts Who Became Successful Musicians

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Most music trivia fans know that "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first video played on MTV. But which videos were shown after that? Marshall Fish looks at some of them.

    List of First 25 Videos Played on MTV

    List of First 25 Videos Played on MTV

    by Marshall Fish0

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