- A dear friend from music school sent this to me this week, a clip from a very funny television show I have not watched in ages: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, and Vicki Lawrence performing a movement from Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire. Or something. [YouTube]
- We already seconded Hilary Hahn's take on Tweeting during concerts -- go crazy at intermission or on the bus afterward, but please refrain during the performance. Alex Ross has a survey of other reactions pro and con. [The Rest Is Noise]
- Also with hat tip to Alex Ross, Universal Edition has launched an absolutely fascinating blog in honor of the upcoming Gustav Mahler year. The video interviews with conductors, especially this very engrossing one with Daniel Barenboim, are worth your time. [Gustav Mahler 2010-2011]
- John Hodgman speaks at some correspondents dinner to roast President Obama. Who knew that he used to play the clarinet and viola? [Wonkette]
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