Sunday, November 30, 2008

Guitar Music of Per-Olov Kindgren

Stairway to Heaven


Hey Jude

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Beautiful Hoax

Andrea Bocelli performs Giulio Caccini's Ave Maria:

Apparently, this was actually written around 1970 by a chap called Vladimir Vavilov. I still like it though.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Top 10 Somali Pirate Bailout Headlines

Somali Pirates Apply to Become Bank to Access TARP

Kashkari Says Somali Pirates "Fundamentally Sound"

Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citibank

Somali Pirates Capture Bernanke, Paulson, Demand $700B Ransom. Dow Soars.

Compensation for Top Somali Pirates Cannot Be Slashed or Bailout Not Effective Says Paulson

Dr. Ron Paul Lauds Somali Pirates’ Return to the Gold Standard

Somali Pirates Union (SPU) Threatens to Begin Building Automobiles if TARP Funds Not Released Immediately

Gotcha Interview: Katie Couric Reveals Somali Pirates Woefully Ignorant of Supreme Court History

Somali Pirates Seek Goldman Sachs Merger to Become "Too Big to Jail"

Lou Dobbs Exclusive: Somali Pirates *Already* Own Citibank

Source Across the Curve

Leif Ove Andsnes plays Debussy

Another find from Classic FM TV

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A little Paganini

Alison Balsom plays Caprice 24 on trumpet:

Found at Classic FM TV

Monday, November 17, 2008

Classic FM TV

I just discovered Classic FM TV, where you can watch classical and crossover classical music videos for free 24 hours a day. Here, for instance, is a video I saw at the site of Miriam Stockley singing Remo Giazotto’s Albinoni Adagio:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) wrote an astounding 555 keyboard sonatas. Here are a few for your enjoyment.

Pogorelich #450:

Horowitz #23:

Pogorelich #366:

Horowitz #224:

Koblar #1:

Aregerich #141:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Original Rap Song: “This Is the Night Mail” 1936

It appears that “Subterranean Homesick Blues” was not the first rap song after all: