Classical Music's Barnyard Blitz
We'd tell you to hold your horses, but that would defeat the purpose of this link roundup. This week: stories about movie trailers, giant pianos, AI-generated music, and, yeah, farm animals. You ready?
1. This enormous 16.4-foot-long piano is on display in Latvia while it awaits its approval by the Guinness Book of World Records.
3. Artificial Intelligence-generated music: tool or travesty? Here's a fascinating interview with Alex Mitchell, founder of Boomy, a startup that lets users make "instant music" with a few clicks. (Want to give it a shot? Here's where you can sign up.)
4. National Geographic may have some insight on why J.S. Bach was such a phenomenal musician -- and it has to do with his skeleton.
5. You may not know its name, but you almost certainly know its melody. The BBC takes a look at history's most enduring tune.
6. Ah, The Onion. If you've ever wondered what a Mozart-fronted boyband would look and sound like, well, this one's for you.
7. Horror stories abound from musicians whose instruments go missing. One instrument case company recently debuted a mobile app that tracks the location of your case -- a genius idea, if you ask us.
8. Violinist Ray Chen serenades... horses.
9. And on a similar note: soprano Fleur de Bray sings to a whole bunch of piglets.
Bringing opera to new audiences! The Norfolk Into Opera Festival launches this week at the beautiful Octagon Barn from 8-11 August. Book online https://t.co/RJvsQkRtYb for tickets to ‘The Elixir of Love’ set in rural #Norfolk & our special Opera Unwrapped Gala Concert. #NIOF19 pic.twitter.com/l6GVvkszpE— Into Opera (@into_opera) August 5, 2019