This was doing the rounds on Facebook earlier this summer and I meant to post it on here, but forgot. Anyway, better late than never. This is the great Vladimir Horowitz playing the Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major D899 by Franz Schubert. It’s a stunning performance to watch as well as listen to, despite […]
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I especially like this version with a clarinet (posted by MrBicycleRepairman on youtube). Unfortunately, don’t know when it was recorded and who was playing the clarinet. So, if you know please share through the commenting box. There you go, Dave Brubeck, Koto Song.
Back into the swing of teaching after a short break, I have been doing some lectures this week about complex analysis to theoretical physics students. The name of a brilliant French mathematician called Augustin Louis Cauchy (1789-1857) crops up very regularly in this branch of mathematics, e.g. in the Cauchy integral formula and the Cauchy-Riemann […]
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“I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good, and I finally gave up and lay down. Then ‘Nowhere Man’ came, words and music, the whole damn thing as I lay down” (J. Lennon to Playboy, September 1980)