Friday, March 12, 2010

Around the Web

For the week of Saturday, March 6th through Friday, March 12th.

1) For the WSJ, Kelly Crow (Maastricht, The Netherlands) on $4 billion worth of Gauguins, Botticellis and Roman statues.

2) At The Boston Globe, Carolyn Y. Johnson on the Bohlen-Pierce scale:
The unusual scale she played ended on a high note that was triple, not double, the frequency of the low note, and the interval was divided into 13 equal steps. This new system, called Bohlen-Pierce, was independently invented in the 1970s and 1980s by two engineers and a computer scientist as an alternative to the traditional musical system. Initially a mixture of math, music, and theory, Bohlen-Pierce has now grown into a living art, as people around the world have begun building instruments, composing pieces, and developing a music theory, all using notes that most people have never heard.

3) In the WSJ, Byron Janis on Chopin's 'Soul and Heart.'

4) Arminta Wallace interviews violinist Janine Jansen for The Irish Times.

5) In The UK Guardian, Alex Ross on applause at the concert hall.

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