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How To Practice Effectively, According To Science Practice is a physical activity, of course, but it's also hard mental work — if you're doing it right. A new video published by TED Ed gets down to the scientific nitty-gritty of what good practice looks like, and what it does to your brain. (Think axons and myelin, not "muscle memory" — muscles don't have "memory.") As Annie Bosler and Don Greene, the creators of this TED Ed lesson , point out, this advice can apply to everything from music to...

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Why Azul, one of the finest cello concertos so far this century, had to wait more than 10 years to appear on an album is confounding. It was written in 2006 for one of classical music's most beloved performers, Yo-Yo Ma, by one of today's most popular composers, Osvaldo Golijov. Such are the perennial mysteries of the classical music recording industry.

The great Beethoven specialist András Schiff says, "Whatever we do on the piano is a collection of illusions." If that's true, then Volker Bertelmann, the German pianist who goes by the single name Hauschka, is a master illusionist.

Piotr Anderszewski might be one of the most revered pianists of his generation, but he's also one of the most impulsive.

In 1990, at age 21, the young Pole entered the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. He was nearly finished with his semi-final performance when he quit playing — just walked off the stage. He felt he wasn't good enough to continue. It was a gutsy move that actually helped launch his career.

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Gwen Jones and David Shankar are active behind-the-scenes supporters of the Missouri Symphony Society. They were guests of Trevor Harris on a recent episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour.

MU School of Music

Paul Crabb previewed this Saturday's concert of the University Singers. The concert features a world premiere of William Averitt's Black Pierrot, a work that sets the poetry of Langston Hughes to music. 

Lacy Sauter

This Tuesday on the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, we concluded our broadcast of the 2016 Missouri Symphony Orchestra staging of Die Fledermaus. Kirk Trevor, Christine Seitz and Lacy Sauter were intermission guests on the program.

MU School of Music

Julie Rosenfeld previewed next Tuesday's Emerging Artists Showcase on this week's Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

On this week's Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, Christine Seitz joined us at Intermisison to talk about the inaugural Resident Opera Artists program and the artists' roles in last summer's staging of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s opera Die Fledermaus.

Sarasota Orchestra

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster is violinist Felicity Brunelle. She was a guest on a recent episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour.

MU School of Music

Mizzou Music this week featured interviews with a trio of MU educators who discussed everything from to the pleasures of a brass choir, footwear for recitals and sharing the classics internationally.

Alice K Dade

Alice K Dade has a recital this Sunday with pianist Peter Miyamoto. Dade talked with Trevor Harris for this week's Mizzou Music about the flutist's roles as an educator, performer and recording artist. 

MU School of Music

Josh Reed programmed music from the canon and new works for tonight's MU Concert Jazz Band performance. Reed is the newly appointed director of jazz studies at the University of Missouri. 

Joseph Karl Stieler

For the season premiere of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, masetro Kirk Trevor talked about the importance of being ready to conduct Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and speculation the the composer worked with a broken metronome.