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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.

Pianist Lara Downs performs from home
NPR Music

Unsurprisingly, classical music content from around the web took on an extra dose of gravity this week. Here are a few of those posts, like a professor's viral musicology lecture, the #TakeTwoKnees challenge, and thoughts on how artists can respond to injustice.

You can't make this up. Anyway, it's been A Week -- who else needs some fun music news this Friday? 

Screenshot of video of Nicolas Baldeyrou playing Françaix's Clarinet Concerto
Nicolas Baldeyrou

Music students reimagine classical favorites for remote performances, scientists create a really, really, really loud sound, and a clarinetist enlists a little help from... himself. 

With concert halls closed and tours cancelled everywhere, what is a musician to do? For many, the answer is to continue to provide comfort and hope in any way they can. There are a ton of performances happening on porches, balconies, and in online spaces these days -- here are a few we love.

Also this week, resources for musicians and artists affected by COVID-19 cancellations, a look at arts organizations holding public digital rehearsals, and Zubin Mehta's grandkid conducting Borodin like a pro.