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Classical Notes: October 15, 2008 Archive

Written by Bach .... Mrs. Bach, That Is

Posted at 10:20 AM on October 15, 2008 by Rex Levang
Filed under: Ludwig van Beethoven

What if some of J. S. Bach's best loved pieces were actually composed by his wife?

That's the conclusion that an Australian music scholar has reached.

Is it a logical conclusion, far-fetched, or somewhere in between? Judge for yourself and read the article here.

Una Furtiva Chihuahua

Posted at 10:56 PM on October 15, 2008 by Gillian Martin

Perhaps the Los Angeles Opera, the Met, and other great opera houses around the world don't keep him busy enough.

Imagine my surprise in the movie theater last night when tenor Placido Domingo's name appeared in the opening credits for Beverly Hills Chihuahua. (That's right, I saw Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Got a problem with that?) Turns out Maestro Domingo is the voice of the leader of a Chihuahua Pride group that the heroine stumbles across.

Why did he do it? To get points with the grandkids, of course:

And how was the film itself? Well, not nearly as entertaining as the trailer: