"His accordion’s done wonders for his personality"

Today’s news round-up: now with pictures!

Dvorak in America posterOpening this weekend: Dvořák: The Musical! “Young love, mature love and illicit love are all a part of the summer in this new world.” A bushel and a peck, and a hug around the Czech….

Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-BauerRemember this painting? The one expropriated by the Nazis? The one recently returned to the family of its one-time owners and then sold for $135 million? Know who’s getting a forty-percent cut of that? Arnold Schoenberg’s grandson.

atonal patchSpeaking of which, I suppose if the Pentagon ever extends “don’t ask, don’t tell” into the realm of compositional proclivities, at least Salvadoran serialists will still be able to serve their country. (Seriously, every Spanish-English dictionary I have says “atonal” is the same in both languages. Can somebody enlighten me on this? And where do I get one?)

accordion comic“Tom sure gets around since he learned to play the accordion.” Hey, they don’t call it a squeezebox for nothing, honey. (With special thanks to Lisa Boucher and Katie Hamill.)

One comment

  1. Atonal is the way Spanish speakers pronounce the name Atonatl. Atonatl was the last indian warrior prince in the region to fight conquistador Pedro de Alvarado.

    Since it is a Nahuatl name it would be the same in English or Spanish. I've read the name means Water Sun.

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