Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Four Liszts Beats Full House?

Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun found a fun piece of musical memorabilia while he was cleaning out his closet recently:  a replica of a late 19th-century (I say probably more like early 20th-century) card game designed to get to know famous composers and their most popular works.

Clearly, as these cards show, tastes have changed over time. There's no Brahms card, but Anton Rubinstein is represented. Haydn is there, but his card doesn't list any of his symphonies as exemplary pieces.

Check out the post, and follow Tim's blog. He was tenacious in following the Cleveland's Rosenberg trial, offering his own commentary. But there's other stuff too.