Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Sound / The Glass Harmonica

Here is one of my favorite Christmas sounds (besides laughter) the Glass Harmonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin. Mozart and Bach composed music for the instrument. For me it is a magical and etherial sound. I hope you enjoy these selections. Happy Holidays!

Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin - with Polish Christmas Carol.
Performance - GlassDuo

Bach's most famous organ piece and angelic organ (that's the first XVIII century name of this glass instrument). Now it's called a glass harp. GlassDuo's instrument is the biggest professional one

Street Performer Playing Mozart on Water Glasses

Invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. Music by Wolfgang A. Mozart. Played by French artist Thomas Bloch, exhibiting the glass harmonica in the Paris Music Museum, Nov. 29, 2007.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Museum 2013 calendar on sale

I just saw that my favorite calendar from the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been discounted down to eight dollars apiece. Thought you might be interested. :-)Ken

Take a private year long tour of the rich and varied collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Our Page-A-Day® Art Gallery Calendar 2013 offers 365 days of art— right on your desk. It features some of the Museum's finest and most beloved pieces and represents many media, from painting and sculpture to furniture and armor. As you unveil a new, beautifully reproduced image each day, you'll find old favorites and make fresh discoveries. The plastic packaging ingeniously converts to become an easel.

160 pages with 315 illustrations (295 in full color). Includes a reusable plexi frame. 6'' x 7''.