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Link Roundup: 11 Things From This Week on the Classical Internet

Sep 15, 2017

This week's link roundup has it all: classical celebrity couples, Star Trek, bagpipes, a murder mystery... check out what happened this week on the classical internet. 

  1. Way before Brangelina, there was classical celebrity couple Robert and Clara Schumann (Rora? Clobert?). The folks over at Primephonic ranked their 13 top couples in classical music history. 
     
  2. We all have that one exotic animal we love more than others. Classical musicians are no different.
     
  3. In 1850, a Swedish opera singer came to America - and was greeted by 30,000 screaming fans. Here's her story.
     
  4. Writer Tim Boucher is accusing Apple Music of "pipe-shaming" - that is to say, refusing to support what he sees as burgeoning popular interest in bagpipes.
     
  5. I know this isn't strictly classical, but this 8-bit transcription of Toto's "Africa" is straight-up genius:

     
  6. Our friends over on Reddit are hosting a composition competition! Also, join in the conversation about music that makes you feel one with the universe.
     
  7. Watch a gorgeous dance performance featuring kinetic lights:

     
  8. Always coming in clutch on the link roundup, here's Classic FM's list of 25 years of top pop songs that sample classical music. (We made a similar list this time last year).
     
  9. Here's a classical murder-mystery for the ages.
     
  10. This dog doesn't want to hear you practicing your flute any more.
     
  11. Trekkies, this one's for you - "live long and listen" to the theme music for upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery.

Thanks for checking out this week's roundup! Have a story you think would be great for this list? Let me know, and check back next Friday for more.