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Realistically, though, the G6 isnt in any sense a reboot of the New Chocolate: the original phone was a symphony of metal and glass, topped and tailed with flashes of red to pay off the Black Label designation (LG thought fashionistas might like it). It had a dedicated hardware music key, and genuinely did look very stylish for 2009. Then again, so did harem pants. Its good to see the cinematic display back in the G6, although this time a little wider so it doesnt look quite so much like a vending machine with the app menu up. That music key could do with a comeback though: wed kill for a Spotify button. 4. T-Mobile Sidekick (2002) OK, so the Sidekick brand has had a few reboots already, but we cant help thinking that if people are still making keyboard phones then the Sidekick should be among them.
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Enlarge / Eating our way to world domination. (credit: Vince Smith - Flickr ) In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , Douglas Adams noted that “on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars, and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” This is an interesting point, and one that’s tackled in great detail in Kevin Laland’s new book , Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony . Other species are indisputably smart; they can learn by example, they can communicate, they can innovate to solve problems, they can use tools, they may even have distinct cultures . But humans are clearly different.
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Perhaps you’ll recall the episode from Seinfeld when Bob Cobb , a conductor for The Police Orchestra, insists that everyone call him “maestro” –and only “maestro.” The pretentiousness of the suggestion makes for some good comedy, that’s for sure. But occasionally the honorific title is fitting. Here’s one such instance. Above, watch Leonard Bernstein conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra , leading them through Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 … with only his eyebrows and small facial gestures. No baton, thank you. A maestro indeed. Follow Open Culture on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Google Plus , and Flipboard and share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox. And if you want to make sure that our posts definitely appear in your Facebook newsfeed, just follow these simple steps .
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Perhaps you’ll recall the episode from Seinfeld when Bob Cobb , a conductor for The Police Orchestra, insists that everyone call him “maestro” –and only “maestro.” The pretentiousness of the suggestion makes for some good comedy, that’s for sure. But occasionally the honorific title is fitting. Here’s one such instance. Above, watch Leonard Bernstein conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra , leading them through Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 … with only his eyebrows and small facial gestures. No baton, thank you. A maestro indeed. Follow Open Culture on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Google Plus , and Flipboard and share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox. And if you want to make sure that our posts definitely appear in your Facebook newsfeed, just follow these simple steps .
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Performing a programme of French music, the wonderful Leicester Symphony Orchestra will be at De Montfort Hall on Saturday night.What's more, they'll be joined by Burbage-raised professional flautist, Katherine Bryan.Now based in Scotland, she's thrilled to be returning to the county:It's always so nice to return to Leicester. My first memories of both playing in and listening to concerts were in De Montfort Hall, so it'll be great being back there, says Katherine.The talented...
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Royal Festival Hall, London Patricia Kopatchinskaja brought tenderness to the heartbreak of Berg’s violin concerto, and the London Philharmonic were outstanding in Shostakovich’s 15th Even in the week of radio presenter Steve Hewlett’s very public passing , death is still often the last taboo. Vladimir Jurowski’s latest themed concert with the London Philharmonic looked the grim reaper straight in the eye from start to finish. It consisted of three works, all written in death’s shadow and all of which are tempting to read in the light of their composersdeaths soon afterwards. Jurowski started with the least familiar, Edison Denisov’s second symphony, composed in 1996, his final year. The symphony, in two movements played without a break and much influenced by modernist aesthetics, begins with translucent liquidity in the winds that is gradually overwhelmed by more emphatic writing, so that it seems almost like a journey from light into darkness. Continue reading...
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Nicholls/Ellicott/France/Shaw/Hallé Choir and Orchestra/Elder (Hallé) The latest addition to Mark Elder ’s British music series continues his exploration of Elgar with a couple of the works composed during the first world war. A Voice in the Wilderness is one of a triptych of small-scale pieces with narrator that Elgar composed between 1914 and 1917 (all of them recently recorded by Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony , while the settings of Laurence Binyon in The Spirit of England was his last major choral work. Perhaps the first number revisits the music of The Dream of Gerontius rather too blatantly; but in the latter piece, the impressionist world of its second movement, To Women, is unlike anything else Elgar wrote, except, perhaps, parts of what survive of his third symphony. Three pieces of incidental music composed in 1901 for George Moore and WB Yeats’s play Grania and Diarmid make a neat connection with the rarity by Arnold Bax that Elder also includes.
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Audi’s new high-performance seven-seat SUV hit the mark in our road test, but how will it handle the reality of family life? Were about to find out Forget the bells and whistles: our new Audi SQ7 is the full symphony. A harmonic of soft hide, brushed metal, muted ambient lighting, brute power and high-end tech. Lavishly equipped as standard yet laden with more than £24,000 of extra kit, it’s plush and then some. For starters on the ‘includedlist of our super-SUV, there is the wondrous 4.0-litre V8 diesel, complete with three blowers. Yup, three. But you probably know that since we talked all about it in the Autocar road test, where it got 4.5 stars . I wont dwell on it long here. Suffice to say that in the brief time I’ve had the car, the stupidly potent ocean of torque and the menacing burble from the exhausts are things of which I will never, ever tire.