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  1. Touch: Chapter 6

    by , Aug-20-2012 at 20:23
    The next Monday, Nadia stepped into her Copyist office.

    "Nadia, there you are! I was wondering if you would come late," her boss stepped up to her from his own desk.

    "No, I wouldn't come late. I'm not going to give you the trouble of that worry."

    Nadia's boss turned his head to the side. "What do you mean?"

    "I'm leaving, sir. I am... moving on."

    His eyes went wide. "Now? But we ...
  2. Touch: Chapter 5

    by , Aug-18-2012 at 16:49
    Nadia could scarcely believe her eyes. 1,000 rubles, right there for her written on the check. That's as much as she made in 6 months working at her copyist position.

    "What can this mean??" she thought to herself. "This is absurd! I barely was a help to him, he knew that. There can only be one reason... he finds me invaluable. But it can't be!" she held the check to her heart, and looked out defiantly into the darkness outside her apartment's window.
  3. "Great Conductors Do Not Dance" : A Steinberg Appreciation

    by , Aug-17-2012 at 13:31
    Call him the anti-Bernstein, if you will. I can remember seeing William Steinberg lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on many occasions, and I was always amazed that the orchestra knew what to do so well. From the back, he looked almost motionless. But, no assistant or guest conductor of the time could get as much out of the ensemble.

    Well, I finally got my EMI Steinberg boxed set and I'm going to try to share my reactions to the music it contains here.

    The ...
  4. Touch: Chapter 4

    by , Aug-17-2012 at 00:32
    The whole week was extremely stressful for Nadia. Her lack of sleep made her a bit irritable at her work, and she began to loathe it all the more. She began to be more flippant in her speech to her superior to the point of offense on the Friday of the week.

    "Do you think you run things around here, Nadia? You have no excuse for not making your quota," he boss told her sternly.

    "I don't understand why you won't give me a break, this work is more than one ...

    Updated Aug-18-2012 at 16:40 by Huilunsoittaja

    Non-Classical Music , Personal , Literature , Other
  5. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Six

    by , Aug-14-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Summer of the Sonata
    “The Summer of the Sonata” Community Project
    ISGM Music Library

    For our last sonata recital from the Gardner museum, I thought it would be a nice change to not feature a single artist, but rather offer a few sonatas from different composers and instrument combinbations from the Gardner's excellent music library.

    Charles Ives' "Concord" Sonata ...