A new book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work -- by Mason Currey, describes the habits of highly creative people.
Stuck on a big project? Need some creative inspiration? Take Beethoven's advice:
Beethoven would stand at the washstand and pace back and forth and then go back to the washstand and put water on himself. It was an essential part of the creative buildup, but it also made him hated as a tenant and neighbor because he was splashing water everywhere.
Highlights from May 7 to 14
Tuesday, 8 pm: Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artists Concert.
Wednesday, noon hour: Music with Minnesotans: Hennepin County Judge Elizabeth Cutter.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Minnesota Sinfonia and pianist Inna Faliks play Mendelssohn.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Osmo Vänskä leads music of Linkola and Mahler.
Saturday, 10am: Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Götterdämmerung (final broadcast of season).
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Going Organic.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra plays two Beethoven symphonies.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Steven Copes plays the Korngold Violin Concerto; also, works of Scarlatti, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev.