What’s the difference between a lute and a mandolin? Was Napoleon responsible for the early loss of popularity of mandolins?
Children playing, amateurs rehearsing, music outdoors, and Schubert himself at the piano: paintings by Manet, Degas, Thomas Eakins, Édouard Vuillard and others.
If composers and performers can evoke visual images in music, why can’t painters return the complement? Lavinia Fontana, Vermeer, Menzel, Corot and others try.
A hitchhiker’s guide to the mess that is the audiobook section in Apple’s Books app. Time to launch a Vogon Constructor Fleet?
Can you add your own audiobooks to the Books app? It seems a simple question, but the answer is elusive and guarded.
Thirteen paintings tracing The Creation of the World, made in 1905-06 by this Lithuanian composer and painter.
A musical prodigy, he was synaesthetic, and studied painting after he had trained in music. A true Symbolist.
It’s ironic that the Pre-Raphaelites, who wanted to take painting back to the days before Raphael, then took up his themes.
Her legends are confusing, but make no significant mention of music. So how did she become patron saint of music and musicians?
New versions of Books, Music, News, Stocks and TV are among the most obvious changes in 10.15.2, but there’s a lot more besides, including some firmware updates.