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The Meditation of Stradivarius

Autor: Ars Musicalis The young Benedetto cuts and carves wood in the workshop of the old master Antonio Stradivarius. When he was a child he would put his face to the window in...

How music rejuvenates your brain

Autor: Ars Musicalis The brain of a musician is not like that of a non-musician. Musical practice activates brain’s plasticity, strengthening and creating new neural connections...

The dream of Pythagoras

Autor: Ars Musicalis Music and science are the pathways through which pass the philosophical discourses of Pythagoras, a fascinating character of ancient Greece who we must not...

Sederunt Principes

Autor: Ars Musicalis Paris, ca. 1200. In the scriptorium of the Library of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the master of music looks with admiration at every neume of the Magnus Liber...

The freedom of a great musician

Autor: Ars Musicalis Despite the great musical evenings, Frederick the Great of Prussia has left the Court of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach in Potsdam. Tired of the lack of consideration...

Your Musical Brain

Autor: Ars Musicalis Your brain is a neuroplastic organ which creates new neural connections according to learning, experiences or thoughts. Although their functions are distributed...

La Pouplinière, J. F. Rameau 1683/1764

Autor: Ars Musicalis Paris, July 1753. With his dark green jacket, gold buttons, white shirt adorned in red thread, dark breeches, buckled shoes and white wig, Voltaire approaches...

The gift of Bach

Autor: Ars Musicalis Leipzig, May 1749. Arm in arm by with his son Carl Philippe, old Bach descends the stairs of the Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. They have attended a morning...

Music, brain and attention

Autor: Ars Musicalis A child musically educated during their development, is more likely to live a life with music, but today neuroscience explains that the capacity to develop...

La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid, L. Boccherini, 1743/1805

Autor: Ars Musicalis Arenas de San Pedro (Ávila), Spring 1780. From his chamber in the Palace of the Mosquera, Luigi Boccherini saw the impressive mass of stone that rose before...