#53 Wilhelm Backhaus, pianist


Wilhelm Backhaus, (born March 26, 1884, Leipzig, Ger.—died July 5, 1969, Villach, Austria), German pianist was best known for his interpretation of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. Backhaus studied piano in Leipzig and in Frankfurt am Main. His rst concert appearance took place when he was eight years of age, and in 1905 he won the Rubinstein prize in Paris. He held teaching appointments … Continue reading #53 Wilhelm Backhaus, pianist

True Grit: Singer-Actor Glen Campbell


Born in 1936 in Arkansas, the place seems to differ from bio to obit and it seems like other singers of the period, it was really between the two on a backcountry farm,  Glen Campbell started as many singers did, apprenticing as a songwriter for the top stars of the 1960s. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and earned … Continue reading True Grit: Singer-Actor Glen Campbell

#545 The tale of Henri Landru, a modern day Bluebeard


The Fairy Tale: “Bluebeard” (French: Barbe Bleue) is a French folktale, it’s origin is unknown. The most famous version of Bluebeard was written by Charles Perrault and first published by Barbin Press of n 1697 in “Histoires ou contes du temps passé.” You can read the 1895 version  here on Gutenberg. The French fairy tales preced the German Grimm Brothers stories by several centuries. The … Continue reading #545 The tale of Henri Landru, a modern day Bluebeard