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World's Oldest Musical Instruments Discovered
2012-05-27 04:54:32

According to a new paper published in the latest edition of the Journal of Human Evolution, researchers from Germany and the UK claim that they have identified the oldest known musical instruments on Earth. The research, conducted by experts from Oxford University and Tuebingen University, used carbon dating to discover that flutes crafted from the bones of birds and ivory from mammoth tusks were from between 42,000 and 43,000 years old, BBC News reported on Friday. The flutes, which...

2011-06-01 12:49:00

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lovers of the Robert Cummings' Lacrymosa, composed for the victims of 9/11 and recently premiered by the New Haven Symphony, are in for a special treat this Sunday, June 5, when The Song of Angels Flute Orchestra will debut his stunning new work, Aura. The Song of Angels Flute Orchestra, founded by Frederick Staff, is gaining renown as one of the most exciting and gifted assemblages of flutists to ever emerge from the LA area. Its distinctive...

2010-05-26 12:07:00

LOS ANGELES, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Classical music lovers from across Southern California will be marking their calendars for the second Sunday of June. That's when internationally acclaimed flute soloist David Shostac, along with the one-of-a kind Song of Angels Flute Orchestra, will premiere their brand new CD release of Vivaldi Flute Concertos. This ground-breaking performance will be conducted by Andrew Shulman, principal cellist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra....

2008-07-30 15:00:49

By FISHER, Stephen REVIEW Christiana and Nick Hunter, Piano and Flute. Te Manawa Concert Series, yesterday. Reviewed by Stephen Fisher. ------------- ------- The horrors of the weekend's sport and weather somehow took a back seat at yesterday's concert at Te Manawa as Nick and Christiana Hunter put together a pleasing variety of items showcasing these performers both as soloists and as members of the duo Sospiro. Ms Hunter had chosen Poulencs Sonata for flute and piano and two shorter...

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