Link Roundup: 7 Things from This Week on the Classical Internet
This week: a robot conductor, a crisis coolly averted, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Need I say more?
Dmitry Sinkovsky sings, conducts, AND plays violin, all at the same time. Read the article about his unique study of Vivaldi's music, and see him in action:
So, what happened when a robot conducted Andrea Bocelli and the orchestra at Pisa's Teatro Verdi?
The London Symphony's Principal Oboe Olivier Stankiewicz coolly avoided disaster when his reed broke mid-performance:
Lawrence Brownlee had some difficulty staying on task while warming up in the key of E-flat. There's just so much good music in that key, you know?
- Two interesting research projects coming out of the UK: a scientist is composing music to arrhythmic heartbeats to help diagnose heart diseases, and the BBC is testing whether sopranos really can shatter glass.
- Everybody's favorite physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson loves the Doppler Effect, and you should too:
- A Newton music teacher was a finalist on Fox's MasterChef! For the open audition in Boston, "Wang prepared a Vietnamese-inspired shaved salad—Asian flavors are his preferred style—with kohlrabi, matchstick-thin carrots, poached shrimp, herbs and a funky dressing, and a black sesame cracker on the side." Is it lunchtime yet?
Thanks for checking out this week's roundup! If you have a story you think would be great for this list, let me know, and check back next Friday for more.