Mar. 10th, 2016

birdwatcher: (Wiener Philharmoniker)
Alexander Frey is very frequently called upon to replace conductors who have canceled their engagements, often at the last minute, and is known for being able to completely learn entire concert programs virtually overnight and follow with performances of great depth.
In January 2008, during an interview broadcast on Radio Cairo while conducting in Egypt, Frey stated that "Music is a peaceful island in a river of sadness."
birdwatcher: (Leif Gram: Mr. Fix)
Charge the maths lobby with the uselessness of its subject and the answer is a mix of chauvinism and vacuity. Maths must be taught if we are to beat the Chinese (at maths). Or it falls back on primitivism, that maths “trains the mind”. So does learning the Qur’an and reciting Latin verbs. Meanwhile, the curriculum systematically denies pupils what might be of real use to them and society. There is no “need” for more mathematicians.
birdwatcher: (Leif Gram: Mr. Fix)

"Будапештская улица, вид на дом 101."
1982 г.