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.
- 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.
- We all have that one exotic animal we love more than others. Classical musicians are no different.
- In 1850, a Swedish opera singer came to America - and was greeted by 30,000 screaming fans. Here's her story.
- 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.
- I know this isn't strictly classical, but this 8-bit transcription of Toto's "Africa" is straight-up genius:
- 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.
- Watch a gorgeous dance performance featuring kinetic lights:
- 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).
- Here's a classical murder-mystery for the ages.
- This dog doesn't want to hear you practicing your flute any more.
- 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.