Music History

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Podcast

Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

Caitlin Vincent, a lecturer in the creative industries, describes how we can interpret classical operas in a way that does not perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation

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Podcast

Celebrating synths

Synthesizers - those influencers of rock, pop and avant-garde music - are the stars of the Grainger Museum’s latest exhibition

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Breathing new life into old songs

The Thabi tradition from west Pilbara offers a unique insight into Australian history - researchers are documenting its songs so they can be enjoyed for generations to come

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The myth and magic of Sgt Pepper

As music lovers worldwide mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ most celebrated album, we explore why it has stood the test of time

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Under the Microscope

Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor, but his passion for performance goes way beyond the self

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Saving the endangered sounds of West Africa

Thanks to the tenacity of Dr Graeme Counsel, over 9,000 songs from the West African nation of Guinea are now publically available for anyone to listen to worldwide

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Arts & Culture

An icon who collected sounds

David Bowie taught us how to listen to music we thought we already knew

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