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9.3.08

In Brief

LinksHere is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • It's official: Robert and Jane Meyerhoff's Maryland estate will become the permanent home of their collection of modern art. The new museum will become an outpost of the National Gallery of Art. [Washington Post]

  • Why are black listeners so rare at classical music concerts? A black listener has some interesting thoughts. [The Guardian]

  • Via Monotonous Forest, an engrossing tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen from an unexpected source. [Artforum]

  • This is your brain. This is your brain on jazz. [Boing Boing]

  • Not only does Jeremy Denk know how to play the piano, he has also written a side-splittingly funny vivisection of a terrible, pompous article about the performance practice of Bach's keyboard works. You know, you can just say that you prefer Bach played on the harpsichord (I do, in general), but Bach can also be exquisite on the piano (Angela Hewitt or Alexandre Tharaud, anyone?) [Think Denk]

  • By coincidence, an excellent post -- by a musicologist -- about the drawbacks of original instrumentation. [Dial "M" for Musicology]

  • Our friends at Classical in Seattle have a new URL and template. Congratulations! [The Gathering Note]

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