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Kathleen Ferrier, Colin Currie, Duke Ellington, & Benjamin Britten

Tom Service explores the life of Kathleen Ferrier, meets star percussionist Colin Currie, reviews a new book on Duke Ellington and looks at a Benjamin Britten manuscript recently saved for the nation.

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Knock on wood – six stunning wooden concert halls around the world

Knock on wood – six stunning wooden concert halls around the world

Steel and concrete can't beat good old wood to produce the best sounds for music.

The evolution of video game music

The evolution of video game music

Tom Service traces the rise of an exciting new genre, from bleeps to responsive scores.

Why music can literally make us lose track of time

Why music can literally make us lose track of time

Try our psychoacoustic experiment to see how tempo can affect your timekeeping abilities.

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