Tag: fun

Um! Yah! Yah!

St Olaf’s is a Lutheran college in Northfield, Minnesota. They got some new pianos. All the old ones were brought into the main hall, lined up and 30 staff and students bashed through St Anthony’s Chorale and their fight song…

Shout Out To Mrs Hill

and her Salt Lake City music classes who are learning about opera via The Enchanted Island and Joyce DiDonato. The kids sent in some questions for Joyce and her colleague Luca Pisaroni to answer before they head to the cinema…

Lulu And The Lampshades: Cups

It’s been a bit frantic this week at OM HQ but a rather delightful side effect of being chained to a laptop is discovering some new bands. Behold: Lulu and the Lampshades and their song Cups complete with a cup…

21st Century Wagner Tuben

So here’s a good one: Richard Wagner goes to Paris in 1853 to visit saxomaphone creator Adolphe Sax. Why? Because he was working on the Ring Cycle and was searching for something (according to Wikipedia, at least) “that could intone…

Bernard Holland’s Jane Chord

Itzhak violist. What’s a Jane Chord? [Don’t worry, Miss Mussel didn’t know either until about a month ago] Of course, if we want to get all technical, two notes make an interval, not a chord. When the rules are bent…