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Searching for a ballet: (nude?) female solo dancer on uneven surface (to Strawinsky?)

I know this sounds vague, but I have this memory of a video of an Asian (I think fully nude) female ballet dancer dancing on an uneven (wavy) surface to Stravinsky (Sacre du Printemps?) I remember ...
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What would a vocalist use in-ear headphones for, even during an acoustic concert?

I was lately watching and re-watching a-ha's MTV Unplugged, and noticed Morten Harket adjusting an earphone while performing the acoustic "Take On Me", and I noticed he has it during all their ...
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Who was the first person to spin a double bass during a performance?

I was wondering who was the first person to spin a double bass during a performance, and who popularized it?
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Transcription of The Blues Ain't

I have been looking for a score or transcription for the song entitled "The Blues Ain't" by Duke Ellington. There must be one out there, I played it with a small group in College. I'd like the ...
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Is there a high quality audio recording of Widmung (Schumann - Liszt) by Martha Argerich?

The title basically says it. The only recording of her playing the piece that I could find was this one on Youtube, but the sound quality is very bad. Does anybody know if I can find a better ...
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Musical equivalent of the film gag reel

We're all familiar with the DVD 'gag reel', where we get to see film actors fluffing their lines in an amusing way. Has any musical artist been brave enough to issue their musical gag reel? We're so ...
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Is there a musical with “All Star” in it?

For my school assessment I need to perform a piece, however the piece must be from a musical. Being the teenager that I am, I would like to play All Star by Smash Mouth. Are there any musicals that ...
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What was The Grand Tour?

In some of my readings, I come across some passing mentions that Vancouver was a stop on the Grand Tour and that was a contributing factor in it developing a lot of infrastructure for musical ...
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Which famous musicians despise piano competitions, barring Bartók and Ives?

Source: The Dark Side of Piano Competitions, by Michael Johnson, AUG. 7, 2009 [reproduced here also] [...] A petition now circulating has attracted more than 500 signatures urging “transparency” ...
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The Beatles' song “Yellow Submarine” sounds slightly off-tune on YouTube

Hope it is not extremely off-topic for I have no idea where to ask else... Listening to Yellow Submarine song my wife pointed that it sounds off-tune. I never thought of this (my ears are not as well ...