It is well documented that Thomas Jefferson was both a great lover of music and an accomplished performer. He spent hours practicing the violin as a young man, and apparently wooed his wife Martha by playing violin and harpsichord duets with her. The contents of his music library have been much studied and include works […]
Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.
We’re touring Vienna, with works by Haydn and Beethoven performed on period instruments, instrumental sonatas by Schmelzer and a groundbreaking opera by Gluck.
Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . to a renowned Parisian cemetery.