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This Musician Made an Organ out of Furbies

YouTuber "Look Mum No Computer" playing his Furby organ
YouTuber "Look Mum No Computer" playing his Furby organ

Archival Beethoven, Antarctic ice shelves, and Furby organs, oh my! Take a gander at this week's link roundup.

  1. The Cleveland Orchestra will be making archival recordings of Beethoven's music available for free online as part of their "Prometheus Project" - listen to part of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 here, then check out their SoundCloud account for more!

  2. What do opera companies do when their costume closets are too full? Hold public sales, of course. Here's a look at just a few of the costumes the Dutch National Opera recently put on sale.
  3. Intrepid explorers, take note: you can visit places like Mount Borodin, the Beethoven Peninsula, and Rossini Point - in Antarctica.
  4. Three terrifying words: Furby. Organ. Keyboard.
  5. And... while we're on the subject of unconventional instruments, how about a Dyson vacuum cleaner?
  6. Two penguins at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, U.K., had a romantic Valentine's Day date on Wednesday night, complete with a fancy fish dinner - and live music.
  7. In the words of one of our staff: "This is like Buck Hunter meets Stravinsky." Clap along with The Rite of Spring, courtesy of the London Philharmonic Orchestra:

  8. The folks over at ClassicFM are launching a true crime podcast called "Case Notes," exploring the darker side of classical music. Listen to the trailer - and while you wait for the official launch, read a few of our favorite spooky classical stories here.
Kendall Todd is the Content Manager for GBH Music.