Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Apropos of nothing

  • Roger Bourland has found some footage of a Jack Paar Tonight Show, with guest Richard Nixon playing his own piece. As a piano player, I'd say that Nixon ranks with Truman, but his composing chops are new to me. Should we be worried that the only composers among prominent American politicians include Nixon and Orin Hatch? (I know that we should be worried that Kent Wheeler Kennan was the brother of George Kennan).

  • Adam Baratz has a nice bit of reflection on recipes, score reading, and performance practice, one of my favorite clusters of topics.


Adam Baratz said...

How could you forget the Ashcroft classic, "Let the Eagle Soar"?

Daniel Wolf said...

How could I, indeed, Mr. Baratz?