Watch: 25 Bizarre Facts About Classical Music

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 02:52 PM

An operation for cataract removal was eventually the cause of Bach's death. (Wikipedia Commons)

Hay eating pianos, string quartets in helicopters, 20 minutes of a single note, Bach's eye surgery and more.

The YouTube channel list25 has turned its attention to classical music and assembled a video of the greatest hits of bizarre classical music factoids. If you're a hard-core classical fan, you'll probably know many of these. But if you're just getting into classical music's history of highbrow weirdness, we say welcome — and you're welcome!

Tags:

More in:

Comments [2]

Fred Smythe

What about Psyberdelic by Psyberdelix !!!
:)

Dec. 30 2016 01:21 AM
Roslyn Richter

THANK GOD FOR WQXR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 04 2016 09:57 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Follow WQXR 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored

About WQXR Blog

Read WQXR's coverage of classical music news, trends, commentary and more here at the WQXR Blog.

Feeds