more caricatures

Some adorable drawings of musicians through the eyes of their contemporaries (see the first part here):

Singer Johann Michael Vogl (left) and Schubert (right), depicted by Schubert’s friend Franz von Schober. The German caption reads: “Michael Vogl and Franz Schubert go out for battle and victory.”

Continue reading

scherzo: top ten music school rankings

Don’t you hate those “top ten music school” articles? This tongue-in-cheek list of rankings might actually be more accurate than the real thing…

Top Ten Music School Rankings

10. The school where you did your undergrad.

9. The school where you got your Master’s, and to which you are indebted for the gigs it helped you get to pay off the student loans for the school where you did your undergrad.

8. The place where you wrote your DMA dissertation on your teacher’s teacher’s teacher’s pedagogical methods (or lack thereof).

7. Juellerd. Julleard? Julliard. Jewelyard? Whatever.

Read the full list here at William Robin’s blog!