ten musicians performing, in 1892, in four different towns (Dudley, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Hanley) In other words the telephone not only allowed you to listen to distant events you could also practice with your friends… The performers were given light weight receivers that were attached to their heads by rubber bands. And ‘the results were surprisingly good.’
- The titties of María Guevara
And other childish Venezuelan nature songs.
- The debasement of the European mind
A populist US senator meets an Italian organ-grinder in Rome in 1859.
- Irregular rhythmic irregularity in southern German music
How to write pastiche inconsistent non-isochronous subdivision for mechanical organ. With metrical analysis of the notes inégales in a bit of the Furtwängler recording of Mozart’s Gran Partita.
- The Russian folk song in the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona
I thought it was a recent version of Stravinsky’s Petrushka theme, but it turns out that Pete Seeger is the intermediary. Plus an East End Jewish version of Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance.