Link Roundup: 7 Things from This Week on the Classical Internet

Sep 22, 2017

This week: a robot conductor, a crisis coolly averted, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Need I say more?

  1. Dmitry Sinkovsky sings, conducts, AND plays violin, all at the same time. Read the article about his unique study of Vivaldi's music, and see him in action:

     

  2. So, what happened when a robot conducted Andrea Bocelli and the orchestra at Pisa's Teatro Verdi?

     

  3. The London Symphony's Principal Oboe Olivier Stankiewicz coolly avoided disaster when his reed broke mid-performance:

     

  4. Lawrence Brownlee had some difficulty staying on task while warming up in the key of E-flat. There's just so much good music in that key, you know?

     

  5. Two interesting research projects coming out of the UK: a scientist is composing music to arrhythmic heartbeats to help diagnose heart diseases, and the BBC is testing whether sopranos really can shatter glass.
  6. Everybody's favorite physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson loves the Doppler Effect, and you should too:

     

  7. A Newton music teacher was a finalist on Fox's MasterChef! For the open audition in Boston, "Wang prepared a Vietnamese-inspired shaved salad—Asian flavors are his preferred style—with kohlrabi, matchstick-thin carrots, poached shrimp, herbs and a funky dressing, and a black sesame cracker on the side." Is it lunchtime yet?

Thanks for checking out this week's roundup! If you have a story you think would be great for this list, let me know, and check back next Friday for more.