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… AND the art of gorgeous title pages, too.

AND the art of gorgeous title pages, too.

In 1876, in an effort to inspire enthusiasm for musical culture, Paris mounted a competition to award 10,000 francs to the composer of a symphony for orchestra, soloists, and chorus. 
By comparison, the United States paid Richard Wagner $5,000 to write the American Centennial March which is not unjustly neglected.  
There’s probably a lesson here about the effects of civic patronage, but I’m mostly amazed that the people of Paris — just five years after the collapse of the Second French Empire — were convinced their musical culture was flagging. 

In 1876, in an effort to inspire enthusiasm for musical culture, Paris mounted a competition to award 10,000 francs to the composer of a symphony for orchestra, soloists, and chorus. 

By comparison, the United States paid Richard Wagner $5,000 to write the American Centennial March which is not unjustly neglected.  

There’s probably a lesson here about the effects of civic patronage, but I’m mostly amazed that the people of Paris — just five years after the collapse of the Second French Empire — were convinced their musical culture was flagging. 

Always demand top billing.
Malkin Conservatory announces the appointment of Arnold Schoenberg in the program booklet for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s concert on 6 October 1933. Schoenberg would eventually find Boston every bit as cold as Berlin and shuffle left to Los Angeles. 

Always demand top billing.

Malkin Conservatory announces the appointment of Arnold Schoenberg in the program booklet for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s concert on 6 October 1933. Schoenberg would eventually find Boston every bit as cold as Berlin and shuffle left to Los Angeles. 

Guidon du Plain-Chant: the song-singing gun slinger. 

Guidon du Plain-Chant: the song-singing gun slinger. 

The postman rings twice. How many times does this guy ring? 

The postman rings twice. How many times does this guy ring? 

The secret percussion inspiration for the laptop computer.

The secret percussion inspiration for the laptop computer.