Classical, Mozart, Music

In 2016 Mozart Sold More CDs Than Beyoncé

Mozart tops the charts, despite inability to tour According to this piece in Atlas Obscura, the artist who sold the most CDs in 2016 wasn't Beyonce, Adele, or Bowie ... it was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). If true, that's an impressive achievement given that the artist has been unable to tour for 225 years due… Continue reading In 2016 Mozart Sold More CDs Than Beyoncé

Christina Rossetti, by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Book trivia, Rossetti, Christina, Writers

Happy birthday, Christina Rossetti, poet & writer

Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894) On 5 December 1830, the English poet and writer, Christina Rossetti was born. Having a big reputation in a past century doesn't guarentee that anyone reads you today. For proof of this see a previous blog post The 100 Best Novels, a list from 1898, many names on this list are… Continue reading Happy birthday, Christina Rossetti, poet & writer