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Cows Like Classical Music Too

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Milk production, Metallica, movie music, and more, all in this week's link roundup! Let's go.

1. Metallica, the San Francisco Symphony, and what they have in common:

2. The sound of silence isn't just the name of a great song. It's also critically important to classical music.

3. Why does music have such a profound effect on us, neurologically

4. A good page turner is invisible. But that doesn't mean they're unimportant -- quite the opposite, in fact.

5. The Oregon Symphony is using new technology to make classical music inclusive for deaf and hard-of-hearing children:

6. Singer-songwriter and musician Sufjan Stevens is releasing a piano instrumental album, played by pianist Timo Andres. Hear the first track:

7. NPR Music spoke with composer Hildur Gudnadóttir about her score for the new movie, "Joker."

8. A farmer in Turkey has determined that when his dairy cows listen to classical music, their milk yield increases as much as 5%!

"Whatever kind of feed you give them, the important thing is to relieve the stress from the animal,” Akgül said. “This way I saw there is a significant increase in the yield and also the health problems of animals have decreased."

Kendall Todd is the Content Manager for GBH Music.