Here Are 29 Ridiculously Weird Things From History You Probably Never Knew
Painful tradition in China of binding young girls feet to keep them from growing, and maintain small sized feet. In extreme cases, foot binding was done by breaking the toes in several places and folding the broken toes under the sole of the foot, then breaking the arches of the feet, effectively snapping the feet in half. This was of course intensely painful for the girls who had it done to their feet.
Grant Llewellyn, conductor. Keep Calm and Carry on with the CPO's Rule Britannia. January 26, 2013
John Williams - Composer - The Master- From Star Wars, Superman, Close Encounters, Jaws, E.T. and Raiders when I was a kid, to Harry Potter and more as an adult, I'd like to thank Mr. Williams for his music, which I often consider the soundtrack to my life.
Stéphane Denève (1971) graduated at the Paris Conservatoire, he was assistant to Solti, Prêtre, and Ozawa in 1998. He got the post of music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in 2005, his 1st music directorship. In his 1st season, he led the RSNO at the 2006 Proms, and its 1st performance in France. In 2007, he extended it with RSNO thru 2011. In 2010, the RSNO announced the further extension of his contract, and the conclusion of his tenure after the 2011-2012 season.