Thursday, June 28, 2012

Top Ten Composers needing healthcare

Today's decision makes me think of composers and healthcare, so here goes a Top Ten list of who might have benefited from better healthcare in their day!

10. Robert Schumann
9. Frederic Chopin
8. Ludwig van Beethoven
7. Lili Boulanger
6. Bedrich Smetana
5. Hugo Wolf
4. Alban Berg
3. Vincenzo Bellini
2. Giovanni Pergolesi
and the number one composer who needed better healthcare is...
1. Jean Baptiste Lully

Monday, June 25, 2012

Out of this world

Tom Servo
I was reading this morning some great things on the net, and thought you might be interested too!

There is a great new exhibit up in London, about the solar system. It also focuses on the orchestra, with insights from Esa-Pekka Salonen!

There is also a great article on the sound of the universe from Tom Service here.  Of course, that author's name made me think of one of my favorite MST3K characters (seen right)!

Right now, San Antonio young musicians are on tour in London, you can read about their adventures here, complete with photos and video!

Besides Holst, there is actual sound from Saturn: