Classical 101 | Your Voice-type And How To Find It
By Brian Chang on January 25, 2017
Angelic soprano? Heroic Tenor? Boomy Alto? Earth-shattering Bass? Your voice-type and how to find it.
Classical 101 | Castrati: The Incredible History Of The Men Who Sang Like Women
By Brian Chang on January 16, 2017
Castrati were world's first real superstars. But the history behind the men who could sing like women has an interesting twist. Brian Chang explains.
CLASSICAL 101 | Some Helpful Advice For New Music Students
Six pointers for getting the most out of your undergraduate music studies.
CLASSICAL 101 | Everything You Wanted To Know About The Orchestra But Were Afraid To Ask (Part 2)
One of my favourite things to do is take a friend who is new to classical music to see an orchestra concert. Not only do they get to see a little bit of my world, but they also ask some great questions!
CLASSICAL 101 | Everything You Wanted To Know About The Orchestra But Were Afraid To Ask (Part 1)
Orchestral concerts are a lot of fun, but for those who have never been, going to see a show can raise a lot of questions. After taking some classical music newbies to see the symphony, a few common queries emerged.
CLASSICAL 101 | Why We Say "Break A Leg"
Lucky underwear, lucky ties, lucky dresses. Whatever works, but just don't say "Good luck".
Classical 101 | Is It A French Horn or Just A Horn?
"French Horn" or "Horn?" The instrument with a name we can't agree on.
CLASSICAL 101 | The Surprising Origins of the Door Knocking Song
Ever wonder where the door knocking song comes from? We have the answer.
Classical 101 | The Difference Between Chamber, Philharmonic, And Symphony Orchestra
Ever wonder what the difference between a philharmonic and a symphony orchestra is? How about a chamber orchestra? Your questions answered.
The Origins of the Canadian National Anthem Revealed in Mozart
Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first time “O Canada” was sung, on June 24, 1880. 100 years later, on July 1, 1980, it was adopted as Canada’s official national anthem. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée, and its English lyrics have changed a few times over the years.