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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000625.txt from 1998/04

From: David H Eby <davideby@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Music and Science
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 12:50:48 -0400

My husband is an engineer and is learning the flute, as I am learning clarinet
(we have been playing woodwinds for 3 1/2 years). He also plays organ, sang in
the Portland Symphonic Choir, etc., and has worked with a couple of engineers
whose first degree was in music. One is a great engineer his ONLY degree is in
music performance!

Helen Eby

George Kidder wrote:

> >Mozart was trying to develop new theora without the slightest
> >knowledge of the kinds of tools one needs to work in this area.
> >
> >As a result of this, I have completed a paper called "Mozart and
> >Mathematics" which will appear in the Mozart Jahrbuch in the
> >1998/99 edition.
>
> Very interesting. I presume that the article is in English since the title
> is English, and that is the German convention about such things. Otherwise,
> its going to stretch my German beyond the limit, I fear. Our university
> library is awaits the publication - but I may wait even longer, since I will
> be away all summer and next semester. Although from what the library tells
> me about the Mozart Jahrbuch publication schedule, I might be back long
> before it arrives!
>
> Kevin Fay's remarks about Einstein and the violin are also interesting - I
> didn't know that. But remember, we are dealing here with two extraordinary
> geniuses - I guess I was thinking more of "ordinary excellence" when I asked
> my question.
>
> More later.
> George Kidder
> gkidder@-----.edu

   
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