Einstein’s Violin (Pt. 2)

January 6, 2008 Well, today I climbed, after a descent to the “beach” of large rocks at the wind farm. 507 steps, and quite steep as well. A nice bit of exercise for me. Continued reading Eger’s book. Brought up some more interesting points – one of which I am a fan – the need…

Einstein’s Violin (Pt. 1)

While I was down in Albany, I did a lot of reading, and a bit of journaling. One of the books I read was “Einstein’s Violin” by Joseph Eger. It was a really interesting book, combining both his musical memories, but also his interest in Physics, detailing his theory that the Universe is made of…

Violin Dreams

I’m in the middle of reading Violin Dreams by Arnold Steinhardt, the First violinist with the Guarneri String Quartet. It’s a really interesting book, and is looking like a great source of inspiration for me. But there are some really great quotes in here that I want to share. G.B. Doni, talking about the instrument’s…

Applause, please

Henry Fogel recently wrote a piece exploring whether denying people the opportunity to applaud between movements of a piece was causing people to be scared of attending a classical music concert. He quotes various sources from the past pointing out examples of where the audience have applauded during the work, and makes it seem natural….