Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Nature: Tom Lehrer

Bill Idsardi

In Nature this week, a nice piece on Tom Lehrer, mathematician and musical satirist. I started taking piano lessons when I was eight, and I really didn't like the classical pieces. Fortunately, my piano teacher at that time was very understanding (not so much my later ones) and she let me pick other kinds of pieces. So for my first recital (held in her living room for her students and their parents) I played Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme and Tom Lehrer's MLF Lullaby, but I just played the tune, I didn't sing the words. Here's Tom Lehrer performing it. 

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