LIT Verlag inaugurated the series Neue Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft in 2011 with Wie Bilder klingen: Tagungsband zum Symposium Musik nach Bildern, edited by Lukas Christensen and Monika Fink. The book presents the proceedings of a conference held at the Archäologisches Museum, Universität Innsbruck, from 16 to 18 April 2010.
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- Thakur and MussoliniNear the end of his visit to Rome in 1933, the Hindustani vocalist Omkarnath Thakur (1887–1968) received an invitation to dine with Mussolini; Il Duce had caught wind of Thakur’s theories and experiments regarding the inducement of emotional states by … Continue reading →
- Music for catsMusicforcats.com presents music by David Teie that is based on feline vocal communication and environmental sounds that pique the interest of cats, written in a musical language that is uniquely designed to appeal to the domestic cat. The pieces … Continue reading →
- Debussy and gamelanDebussy first heard Javanese gamelan music from a relatively small group at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle; he finally heard a full ensemble at the 1900 Exposition. While he generally disapproved of the Orientalism of earlier Romantic-era composers, he found … Continue reading →
- The Hindenburg pianoThe first piano ever to be carried on a passenger aircraft was created by the Julius Blüthner Pianofortefabrik for the ill-fated Hindenburg airship. The lightweight aluminum alloy grand piano weighed only 162 kg (356 lbs). The frame, rim, fallboard, and … Continue reading →
- Thakur and Mussolini