Monday, January 31, 2011

Einstein and music

Now making the rounds in Britain, "Music of the Spheres," a program by violinist Jack Liebeck, pianist Katya Apekisheva and Brian Foster, a physics don at Oxford University, on the more than supportive role that music played in the life and work of Albert Einstein.

The thinking behind the project, plus some delightful anecdotes of Einstein the amateur violinist – "You know, Albert, your trouble is that you can't count," Fritz Kreisler is said to have told him – as reported by Jessica Duchen in The Independent: