Funny enough: Victor Borge

December 26, 2014 Comments Off on Funny enough: Victor Borge

Not his funniest 8 minutes, but the only instance I’ve seen of Borge playing with The Beatles AND the Maharishi in the front row.

Eminent Scientist Explains How Musicians’ Brains Are Different

April 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

ring tone waltz

March 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

Marc-Andre Hamelin, who can’t keep his talented hands off a good tune, turned the Nokia ring tone into a charming waltz.

You can get the sheet music here and play it yourself.

Not Sold In Stores

March 25, 2012 Comments Off on Not Sold In Stores

187 full-length selections from the beloved 12-tone masters of the Second Viennese School.

I remember when playing Pierrot Lunaire on the lo-fi would make my mom pull her hair out in mock horror. Now Schoenberg provokes nostalgia for the lost days when these sounds were new. Groups play this 100-year-old music with real enthusiasm today, instead of the dreary earnestness of my youth. Is there nothing shocking in music anymore?

 

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