Dec 11, 2020

Bonus Content Roundup: November

Woman Reading a Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1663

Looking for more to read, watch, and learn about early music, art, news, and more? Check out these links.

Once a month, we will gather the top 10 links from the Bonus Content section in our weekly newsletter for Premium subscribers, Tafel Notes.

  1. READ Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s gift to her son:how the late Supreme Court justice set her “lively child” on a lifelong journey in music. (Slate Magazine)
  2. WATCH In this touching video, a former ballet dancer afflicted with memory loss gracefully dances as she hears the music from Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake.
  3. WATCH Scott Joplin is the King of Ragtime! Hum along as you watch one of his earliest works, the Maple Leaf Rag, recorded with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on October 6, 2020.
  4. WATCH Dancer Alexander Skinner moves to Vivaldi’s Trio Sonata in C Major, recorded by Avi Avital, in this video part of the National Ballet of Canada’s CreativAction program.
  5. READ Meet Nannette Streicher, the woman who built Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano. (The New York Times)
  6. READ Canada's classical musicians react to the sudden death of violinist Yehonatan Berick. (CBC Music)
  7. WATCH Have you seen Opera Atelier’s new video featuring Purcell's Music for A While, sung by OA favourite, soprano Mireille Asselin?
  8. READ Get to know Reginald Mobley, Tafel Talks panelist, countertenor, and Handel and Haydn Society Programming Consultant in this Q&A with the Beauty In Black Artistry blog from Castle of our Skins. (Handel & Haydn Society)
  9. READ Lang Lang talks about Hollywood’s retelling of his difficult childhood, his musical hopes for his own child, and how he’s navigating music-making in 2020, in this Q&A. (Classic FM)
  10. READ A lifelong rock critic goes back to the actual classics: Paul Morley, a 63-year-old English critic best known as a rock music journalist, aims to inspire rock fans to explore and love classical music. (The New York Times)


Image: Woman Reading a Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1663 courtesy of The Rijksmuseum.