Lisa Hirsch's Classical Music Blog.
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Well, Clara Schumann had eight children...
I didn't know she had eight children.It was nice for Google to honor her, and a little surprising. I thought hardly anybody knew or cared about her, except for some musicians. Somehow this doesn't seem to best tribute.
I'm livid over the doodle, myself, for exactly that reason.
God's honest truth, I was making a joke. I just clicked on the logo to find out that's actually what they meant!Unglaublich.
"...seem the best tribute" I meant to say, of course.Yes, Lisa - one of the great piano virtuosos of her time, a fine composer, a tremendously influential musical intellectual - and the doodle suggests The Sound of Music more than anything else. It trivializes her.
One of my co-workers thought it was Maria von Trapp.
OK - as if the doodle weren't bad enough - both the LA Times and the Monitor did little articles about it; both manage to refer to her as "sassy". WTF?
Oh, lord.Google has a history of dumbass logos featuring women. Here's a blog posting about the last two International Women's Day logos.
Unglaublich, indeed. It looked more like a happy-faced illustration for a Louisa May Alcott novel.
Oy. I had no clue.
OY is exactly what I thought!!!
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