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Link roundup is a weekly list of fun, weird, and just plain interesting things that you might not have seen before, from all corners of the classical music internet.

Teen boy rides a skateboard on a park path, holding a violin
Screenshot of "Kettering skateboarding violinist teen filling park with classical music" via 2 News WDTN, Ohio

"It would probably be fun to ride the skateboard and play my instrument and see if I could do it," he said. Also: the world's oldest audio recordings and the collectors who restore them, Copland's music played in Copland's house, and the fascinating hydraulophone.

Screenshot of "Conductor Breaks Down Orchestra Scenes From Movies & TV | WIRED"

Come, let us lead you through the week in music, including quarantinnovative (a word we just coined right now) one-man bands, heartwarming stories of artists young and old, and renowned conductor Marin Alsop's ultimate TV orchestra takedown.

Courtesy of the musicians

(Virtual) concerts and livestreams and album releases, oh my! Here's a roundup of some great stuff coming out of the classical music world this week.

Peter Holmes / Convent of Poor Clares, Crossbush / Wikimedia Commons

Singing nuns, a piano that mixes you a drink, and the origin of all music -- this roundup has it all. 

Photo by, edit by Kendall Todd

At last, a tool that answers our most desperate question: what was the name of that song, again? Also, the BSO boards Boston's Duck Boats for "Rolling Recitals" around town. But that's not all! Read on for this week's music news roundup.