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Escher, Art and Music (MC Escher + Rudolf Escher)

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John Bibby, QED of York, York, England (qed)
Thu, 30 Oct 1997 20:40:19 +0000

Can anyone throw any light on the musical interests of MC Escher?

(If you are on a musical discussion group, I'd be grateful if you
would copy this message there.)

There are a few tantalising references in books on Escher about his
interests in musical notation. Also, Doris Schattschneider has
reminded me that the composer Rudolf Escher (1912-1980) was (?) a
cousin of MCE's - does anyone know anything about HIM?

Finally, a 1953 flute solo written by Rudolf Escher is called "Air
pour charmer un lezard" - thus (?) reflecting the other Escher's
infatuation with such reptiles.

Any information on any of the above gratefully received.