link roundup

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.

Black Violin, in their video for "Showoff"
Black Violin

It's moving weekend in Boston (sorry to remind you)! Crack open an Allston X-mas beer or a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice, and relax for a minute with more music stories than can fit in the back of your U-haul.  

Francesco Maria Mancarella plays his piano that paints
Francesco Maria Mancarella

Also in this link roundup: Blood Orange's first foray into classical music, Kian Soltani's visit to NPR's Tiny Desk, and some very, very good dogs.

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?

Helen Leahey sings the lowest note recorded by a woman
Guinness World Records

Also in this link roundup: a piano competition crisis, composer hairstyles, and an orchestra's foray into virtual reality!

Also in this link roundup: a lioness gets a serenade, a textbook math question has a Beethoven problem, and the Philadelphia Orchestra gets sorted. Onward!