Existing low brass wasn’t good enough for The Ring Cycle, so Wagner invented his own tuba. Happy Thursday!
In today’s edition of “Composer Facial Hair on Crack” we have Cesar Franck and his sideburns. If they even qualify as sideburns anymore. (?)
Happy birthday, Lincoln Center!
On May 14, 1959, the official groundbreaking for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts took place. The photo above is from the official ceremony, which included President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and a performance by the New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.
(Photo: Bob Serating)
Franz says, "Relaaax." Here's a mixtape. Bye.
Hell yeah John Philip Sousa!
John Philip Sousa and the Boys, 23 May 1914.
There are certainly many who wish instruments “grew” like this.
Rooted Sound by Bananabread
So, this is what modern-day composing looks like, right??
(Source: bachyou, via classicaltechno)
Did you know…
Detroit Tigers First Baseman Prince Fielder comes to the plate to the sounds of Mozart’s Requiem?
Read on for more details on why he chose this classic.