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Articles by Eleanor Peterson

The four most controversial pieces of wedding music Article

Summer is the most common season for weddings. Brides and grooms are busy planning their weddings months and years in advance, making sure they have the right colors, the right venue, and the right music for the first dance.


The science of sleep: How relaxing music works Article

Scientists have found that music can reduce sympathetic nervous system activity; decrease anxiety, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate; and possibly have positive effects on sleep in regards to muscle relaxation and distraction from vexing thoughts.


Which composers are most frequently performed? Article

Have you ever wondered what composers and works are most frequently performed? Since 2000, the League of American Orchestras — publisher of Symphony Magazine — has collaborated with Fine Arts Software to keep tabs on what's being programmed in American symphonic concert halls.