Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday links

Most of you may have heard of this, but James Levine will have to miss the remainder of the Tanglewood season to have a kidney removed. The Boston Globe article is here - very sad! I hope that everything goes well and that he recovers quickly.

In more health news, Joan Sutherland broke both legs during a fall at her Swiss home. She is said to be recovering well.

In more light-hearted news, there was a chord change this past weekend in a performance of John Cage's "As Slow As Possible." The performance is being done on the church organ in Halberstadt, Germany. According to the BBC, "the performance began in 2000 and is scheduled to last a total of 639 years." (Weights are holding down the chords so that an organist does not have to be on duty at all times.)

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