Dec 012012

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything….

… and, if you’re looking for something to play on it, how about a brand new CD from Thornfield, or a slightly older CD from me?

(Note: May not actually be playable on a Philco Port-O-Sound Cart. Check with your local music dealer for the necessary adapters.)

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Speaking of music, check out this article in which several luminaries are asked to describe their favorite piece of 20th-century music. My thoughts are: (1) More of them need to pick something other than Rite of Spring, great as it is. (No love for Pierrot Lunaire?) And (2) Somebody needs to tell Marcus du Sautoy that, although he’s no doubt a brilliant mathematician, he’s a bit mistaken in assuming that Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time has anything whatever to do with Einstein’s discovery of relativity.

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As I’ve been busy this semester teaching some undergraduate music theory and ear training, I thought you might like to hear the song I played my students on the last day of classes.

(It’s been making the rounds on the Internet, apparently. I saw it from two some of my undergrad professors; h/t Drs. Hong and Jennings.)

 Here’s wishing you all a perfect octave and a very merry Meet the Flintstones.