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Stayin' alive! How music has fought pandemics for 2,700 years

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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/apr/06/stayin-alive-how-music-fought-pandemics-2700-years-coronavirus

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Stayin' alive! How music has fought pandemics for 2,700 years
Disease is on the prowl. As residents hide behind locked doors, barely a footstep is heard on Milan's cobbled streets. A strict quarantine is in effect, and all commerce, trade and public life have vanished. The area around Il Duomo, the city's ornate cathedral, stands empty. Fearing contagion, all religious gatherings have been banned.

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Using music

During the plague of Saint Charles in the summer of 1576, religious gatherings were banned in Italy for fear of contagion. But nothing could stand in the people's way.

Following a call t...

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Music connects

Music connects

Music is a very powerful tool during quarantine. People in Italy, Spain, and the wider world are using music to bring their communities together.

When you're making music, you submit ...

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Other benefits of music

Since the time of ancient Greece, medicine claimed that maintaining a positive mind can help treat physical disease.

  • During the Renaissance, patients were encouraged to compose and ...

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Stoicism: the art of staying calm

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“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”

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“Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.”

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