Richard Horowitz, Renowned Timpanist and Craftsman of Conductors’ Batons, Dies at 91
"You can teach everything except sensitivity and sensuality."敏感和感性
[ARTWORK OF THE WEEK] Celebrate love with "Eternal Springtime" !
The female figure of this group was based on Torso of Adèle , an earlier work modelled by Rodin and used on the tympanum of The Gates of Hell . Through its sensuality, this straining body with arched back fits into the composition perfectly. Responding to this ascending curve is the broad movement of the man, the dominant figure in this pair of lovers.
Pioneering scientist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian was born#onthisday in 1647. She specialised in painting plants, animals and insects. For her period, her work is scientifically accurate and she is considered by modern scholars to be one of the founders of entomology, the study of insects.
In 1699 she travelled with her younger daughter to Surinam, a Dutch colony in South America, where she made extensive notes and sketches, and collected dried plants and animals preserved in alcohol. She returned to Amsterdam, where in 1705 she published her work on Surinamese insects, the first scientific work produced about the colony. Merian was an unconventional figure – few women could have achieved in art and science what she did at that time http://ow.ly/10aeJT
IN BRIEF: n. - The branch of zoology that studies insects.n. 昆虫学.
Tutor's tip: The student started college studying "etymology' (the study of word origins ━━ n. 語原（学）.) to become a linguist, but changed his major to entomology (the study of insects) because he loved butterflies.
Entomology, from the Greek: entomo-/εντομο- "that which is cut in pieces or engraved/segmented", hence "insect"; and logos/λόγος, "knowledge", is the scientific study of insects. Insects have many kinds of interactions with humans and other forms of life on earth, so it is an important specialty within biology. Though technically incorrect, the definition is sometimes widened to include the study of terrestrial animals in other arthropod groups or other phyla, such as arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, and slugs.
1 《解剖》《動物》中耳(middle ear)；鼓膜.
On this day in 1971, Leonard Bernstein conducted his one-thousandthNew York Philharmonic concert--a historic milestone. For this occasion, Bernstein conducted #Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony No. 2.
Bernstein dedicated the concert “with affection and gratitude to all my Philharmonic colleagues, onstage and off, with whom I have shared three decades of joyful #music-making."
The New York Times critic James R. Oestreich wrote: "As the two timpanists whaled away in the clamor of the finale, the head of a timpani stick flew off and sailed into the audience. That added bit of fireworks seemed wholly of a piece with the choral and orchestral tumult conjured by a master, and this remains, of the many candidates, my favorite moment from the #Bernstein years."
We share this photo of Maestro Bernstein rehearsing the New York Philharmonic: