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Hindemith Violin Sonata in E flat, op. 11, no. 1

performed by Oleg Kagan & Sviatoslav Richter, or below by David Oistrakh and
Vladimir Yampolski

(cover image by Sergei Akulich)

As you may have read from this past weekend’s article on Hindemith’s early first (posthumously published) string quartet, its composition straddled the First World War, and he was rushed to complete it for a performance organized by his composition teacher, so the third and fourth movements together are about the length of the second movement, still shorter than the first. 749 more words


August 9th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1919, the following ads ran in the Santa Ana Register.

Not very glamorous or novel, but if your automobile ever breaks down in Seal Beach during 1919, you’ll know where to take it for repairs and where to stay if you’re forced to wait a few days for back-ordered parts to arrive.

– Michael Dobkins

Seal Beach

Station Content (Triangle, 1918)

Station Content (Triangle, 1918)
Directed by Arthur Hoyt
Starring Gloria Swanson

Wait a minute, you might be saying — I’ve already done a review of… 1,046 more words

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Map: Detroit's Precinct 4 Patrolman's Beat Map 1918

This example beat map is included in the 1918 Annual Report of the Detroit Police Department.

“Beat Maps: Each patrolman is furnished with a map of his beat upon which is designated all public buildings, all factories, and other important risks, so that he may intelligently patrol his beat.”


Die vermännlichte Kriegsbraut

Rund 100 Jahre vor der “Ehe für alle”:

Die vermännlichte Kriegsbraut

Der Standesbeamte: „Entschuldigen Sie, meine Herren – wer von Ihnen ist nun die Braut?“ 8 more words