maryandleo

Tumbling in Albany, NY, USA

Sep 3
“Indians consider foreigners dirty," wrote Santha Rama Rau, "because they eat with knives and forks.” Bernard Rudofsky, now I lay me down to eat: notes and footnotes on the lost art of living, 1980, 31.

Sep 1
“Gone (went) missing is the phrase to use if you dislike subtlety and exactitude, honesty and insight. Use it also if you’re easily influenced, disposed to speak as others speak and think as others think, receptive to every malodorous term that wafts your way.” "The Daily Vocabula", September 1, 2014.

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Apothéose - Héctor Berlioz - Symphonic Band and Choir of Mexico Navy


Apr 8
jordanconductor:


Elite Violinists Fail to Distinguish Legendary Violins From Modern Fiddlessciencemag.org
Ste­fan Ava­l­os
Play­ing blind. Soloist Ilya Kaler plays while wear­ing welder’s gog­gles and test­ing var­i­ous old and new vio­lins.

If you know only one thing about violins, it is probably this: A 300-year-old Stradivarius supposedly possesses mysterious tonal qualities unmatched by modern instruments. However, even elite violinists cannot tell a Stradivarius from a top-quality modern violin, a new double-blind study suggests. Like the sound of coughing during the delicate second movement of Beethoven’s violin concerto, the finding seems sure to annoy some people, especially dealers who broker the million-dollar sales of rare old Italian fiddles. But it may come as a relief to the many violinists who cannot afford such…

jordanconductor:

Elite Violinists Fail to Distinguish Legendary Violins From Modern Fiddles
sciencemag.org

Ste­fan Ava­l­os

Play­ing blind. Soloist Ilya Kaler plays while wear­ing welder’s gog­gles and test­ing var­i­ous old and new vio­lins.

If you know only one thing about violins, it is probably this: A 300-year-old Stradivarius supposedly possesses mysterious tonal qualities unmatched by modern instruments. However, even elite violinists cannot tell a Stradivarius from a top-quality modern violin, a new double-blind study suggests. Like the sound of coughing during the delicate second movement of Beethoven’s violin concerto, the finding seems sure to annoy some people, especially dealers who broker the million-dollar sales of rare old Italian fiddles. But it may come as a relief to the many violinists who cannot afford such…


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