Friday Catblogging: Did Mozart Like to Imitate Cats?

Maddy Shaw Roberts, at classicfm, writes that Mozart apparently liked to imitate cats. Here’s the tail as we know it:  This lovely little anecdote has been floating around since the 19th century. Karoline von Greiner Pichler, an Austrian novelist and former student of Mozart, describes her teacher in her 1843 memoirs, quoted in Otto Deutsch’s Mozart:…

Monday Music: Essentially Ellington 2020 (25 Solos, 25 Years)

During every Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, exceptional soloists receive an Outstanding Soloist award. In this special video premiere, to commemorate our 25th Anniversary, we’ll revisit some of the greatest student solos. Many have gone on to be some of the finest jazz musicians in the world today. To learn more…