Monday, 31 August 2009

September composer anniversaries

It's September already. Back to work. Back to school.
Here are the September birthdays and anniversaries of the composers on my website:

  • 4/9/1824 - Bruckner born
  • 4/9/1907 - Grieg died
  • 8/9/1841 - Dvorak born
  • 8/9/1949 - Richard Strauss died
  • 10/9/1659 - Purcell born
  • 20/9/1957 - Sibelius died
  • 21/9/1874 - Holst born
  • 23/9/1836 - Bellini died
  • 25/9/1906 - Shostakovich born

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Banksy Bristol exhibition closes

Waiting for Banksy
Originally uploaded by stringberd
So tomorrow the Bristol exhibition closes and I didn't manage to see it. I really couldn't face the queues of up to a mile long and at peak times waits of 8 hours and normally about 3 hours according to the reports we heard. More people have visited Bristol Museum in the 10 weeks of the exhibition than normally visit in a whole year.
After such an outstanding success it surely must be put on again at another venue. It really does raise a lot of interesting thoughts on 'what is art?'

Interesting: 20 things you never knew about Banksy's Bristol show

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Leoncavallo's 90th anniversary

Today 9th August is the 90th anniversary of the death of the Italian opera composer Ruggero Leoncavallo in Montecatini, Tuscany in 1919.
He is buried in the Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante, Florence.
I hope they have a party up there!