The Pointy End

How composers from Mozart to Bach made their music add up

What's the next number in this sequence? 5, 10, 20, 30, 36 ... ? And the next in this? 640, 231, 100, 91 ... ? If you know your Mozart then you'll identify 43 as the number that comes after 36 in the first sequence.

The Guardian

Steinway to Sell Its Famed Showroom Building

Steinway Hall, the 88-year-old building down the block and across the street from Carnegie Hall where generations of famous and not-so-famous pianists have tried out pianos, is being sold, the piano company and the buyer said on Tuesday.

The New York Times

Icelandic composer uses knitting pattern to write score

Not so long ago, knitting was a near-obsolete craft skill, exercised only by doughty aunts. But something stirred in the purlieus of tricot: suddenly, knitting became not just the hobby of chic young urbanites, but an occupation with intellectual heft.

The Telegraph

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