Appropos of very little…

This week’s Hidden Gem got me thinking about programming concepts, cyclical structure, nested ideas… and I just had to share:

matryoshka_russian_composers

This set of Russian matryoshka nesting dolls is one of my most prized possessions, a carefully selected, hand-carried gift from my mother-in-law after a trip to Russia.  I have no idea how she tracked it down — it’s hand-painted, and a good size: Tchaikovsky is about 9 inches tall, Shostakovich about an inch and a half.  Thought y’all might enjoy.

This begs the question, of course…  if you could have a set of your own, who would you choose?  Any great categories or patterns come to mind?  Any composers whose noggins would lend themselves to a shape like this?  Hmmm…

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