Category archive for barrel organ (RSS)

The Singing Organ-Grinder’s tweets for October

Posted: November 4th 2018 20:12.

More rubbish.

Several Viennese musical curiosities

Posted: October 17th 2018 18:36.

Karl Nagl's claim that, unlike the Germans, Viennese organ-grinders are musicians, because they have "crank-sense." And female yodelling with Dudlerinnen Trude Mally and Maly Nagl.

The Russian folk song in the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona

Posted: October 9th 2018 11:56.

I thought it was a recent version of Stravinsky's Petrushka theme, but it turns out that Pete Seeger is the intermediary. Plus an East End Jewish version of Khachaturian's Sabre Dance.

Hell in Cornwall, and Brisola the organ-grinder from Brisola

Posted: September 27th 2018 14:37.

Two favourite anecdotes from Maisie & Evelyn Radford's musical mission to the Cornish and thence to the English.

“Organ grinders to sleep in the wash house”

Posted: September 25th 2018 17:31.

How a mass-produced 1960s joke sign for bars and pubs became evidence of historical authenticity before being censured as a hate crime against tinkers and thinkers (or organ-grinders, as we are often known).

July tweets from London’s Singing Organ-Grinder

Posted: August 4th 2018 11:24.

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Top 10 Russian football songs (No. 8)

Posted: July 4th 2018 17:34.

The 1938 Futbol'nyy Marsh ("Football March") by Matvey Blanter, composer of Stalin-era patriotic ditties. With a recording of a barrel alarm clock, a Shostakovich anecdote, a copyright tussle between the Russian Premier League and the Russian Authors' ...

June tweets from London’s Singing Organ-Grinder

Posted: July 2nd 2018 12:35.

More barrel organ news from Hackney. Includes first posts from Top 10 Russian Football Song series.

Singing Organ-Grinder tweets for April

Posted: May 1st 2018 23:02.

Cranking it up along the River Lea.

Organ-grinding tweets for March 2018

Posted: April 3rd 2018 15:02.

The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

Organ-grinding tweets for January 2018

Posted: February 1st 2018 15:14.

More sofa-based antics of the Hackney street organist.

The secret life of organ-grinders

Posted: January 31st 2018 15:21.

Speculation in French revolutionary fiduciary currency, the murder of the great British ballad-singer, & a revised date (1802) for the start of the supposedly post-Napoleonic emigration of Italian puppeteers & organ-grinders

In praise of oranges

Posted: January 21st 2018 18:17.

A First World War letter from a Palestinian orange grove, an orange (lower case) song, and this winter's favourite orange cake recipe.

Thomas De Quincey on the sewers as a conduit for small boys from Winchester College to the downtown pubs

Posted: January 18th 2018 16:13.

With his guide to the Ziph language, and with the death of a Savoyard organ-grinder's white mouse, of which he was probably not the author in any sense.

What became of Christian Lehmann, pioneering Petersburg Shrovetide zookeeper, Pierrot, and showman?

Posted: January 11th 2018 23:55.

Newly uncovered evidence shows that he and his family pursued a career in London, Europe, the USA, and Australia following the fire which destroyed his Russian theatrical business in 1836. Featuring a very curious copyright case.

Organ-grinder tweets for December 2017

Posted: January 1st 2018 15:15.

More inanity from the Hackney organity.

Organ-grinder tweets for November 2017

Posted: December 1st 2017 11:23.

More monkey mess from Homerton/Hackney.

London organ-grinding tweets for October 2017

Posted: November 1st 2017 07:03.

Lukewarm barrel organ-ish ephemera from Hackney, London and thereabouts.

Picture-posts

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