Monkey playing the organ, MS Douce 266, c. 1480-1500. Bodleian Library
The Beethoven tape in A Clockwork Orange
You’re gonna want that DG microcassette sound…
Mae Clarke and José Raúl Capablanca. Clarke was an American actress most noted for playing Dr. Frankenstein’s fiance, chased by Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, and for having a grapefruit smashed into her face by James Cagney in Public Enemy, both films released in 1931. José Raúl Capablanca was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. A gentleman, Capablanca has given Miss Clarke white.
Gesualdo - Death For Five Voices, vintage Herzog and incredible music.
Beethoven originally titled his 3rd Symphony “Bonaparte” but when Napoleon proclaimed himself emperor, Beethoven tore up the title page in rage.
Above is a copy of the score made by a copyist with the dedication to Napoleon scratched out.