Tom A. Lehrer '46, the piano-playing musical comedian and the subject of this week's Arts cover, is also a Harvard man. Naturally, then, he likes a good highbrow reference—and he's especially fond of giving shout-outs to German-language composers. For those of you not primed on your lieder, here's a playlist of pieces for piano and voice by the composers Lehrer referenced.
Comedian and teacher Tom Lehrer’s influence goes beyond the invention of the Jell-O shot and the composition of “Fight Fiercely, Harvard.” More than fifty years after his matriculation in Cambridge, Lehrer remains an icon of satirical music.
You may not have heard, but Harvard is hosting a football game this weekend. If you're a student and haven't picked up your ticket for The Game, today is the last day you can do so. Bring your ID to the Murr Center Ticket Office before 5 p.m. to claim your ticket. No, you can't send a friend with your ID to pick your ticket up. Yes, this means you have to walk across the river.
It's officially autumn, which means at this point you should have accepted the changing weather. But if not, here are some tracks brought to you by the Arts Board guaranteed to get you out of summer mode and ready for the season of cider, state fairs, and head colds.