It’s this guy’s birthday today! Fun facts on Charles Ives and some of his music, too.

It’s this guy’s birthday today! Fun facts on Charles Ives and some of his music, too.

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composersdoingnormalshit:

Heitor Villa-Lobos blowing out birthday candles with some friends.

composersdoingnormalshit:

Heitor Villa-Lobos blowing out birthday candles with some friends.

The great (and here very young!) Itzhak Perlman plays Beethoven’s Minuet in G with Telly Monster on Tuba. This was 1980 Telly was a new Sesame Street character then, which is why his voice sounds weird. Sesame Street hadn’t figured out how he should sound. 

 

Happy birthday, Kaija Saariaho! She’s awesome. Check out Lichtbogen for strings, percussion, flute, harp, and electronics.

Today is Toru Takemitsu’s birthday! And OMG there is a podcast for that.

Today is Toru Takemitsu’s birthday! And OMG there is a podcast for that.

Heck yes, Sorcerer’s Apprentice GIF! Happy birthday, Paul Dukas!

Heck yes, Sorcerer’s Apprentice GIF! Happy birthday, Paul Dukas!

"Life is a lot like jazz—it’s best when you improvise." Happy birthday, George Gershwin!

"Life is a lot like jazz—it’s best when you improvise."

Happy birthday, George Gershwin!

Happy birthday, Dmitri Shostakovich!

Happy birthday, Dmitri Shostakovich!

hahaha! Bart Simpson knows how cellists feel.

hahaha! Bart Simpson knows how cellists feel.

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