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Mark the Music: Singing Shakespeare at Glimmerglass
by Alex Ross
The New Yorker 8/18/08
“When composers have tried to set Shakespeare, they have run up against the problem that his verse creates music in the mind, next to which even the most inspired efforts may be found wanting. Nonetheless, the number of Shakespeare operas runs well into the hundreds.”
31 Days to Better Practicing
31 articles about how to practice more efficiently on any instrument
31 Days to Better Practicing: A Readers Guide
Suggestions for how to get the most out of “31 Days”
Both from the Collaborative Piano Blog
Under the Needle: Family business ready for its encore
“The accordion was, post-war, the most popular instrument in America by far,” Petosa said, sitting in his desk at Petosa’s Accordions and Accordion Museum in Wallingford.
Back then, the legendary Dick Contino, a squeezebox prodigy from Fresno, Calif., ranked among the nation’s most popular musicians, and only flamenco accompanists, lonely cowboys and luckless bluesmen plucked the guitar’s limited sonic range.
‘Dancing Plague’ and Other Odd Afflictions Explained
Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
Aug. 1, 2008
In July of 1518, a woman referred to as Frau Troffea stepped into a narrow street in Strasbourg, France and began a fervent dancing vigil that lasted between four and six days. By the end of the week, 34 others had joined her and, within a month, the crowd of dancing, hopping and leaping individuals had swelled to 400.
Authorities prescribed “more dancing” to cure the tormented movers but, by summer’s end, dozens in the Alsatian city had died of heart attacks, strokes and sheer exhaustion due to nonstop dancing.