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  1. Touch: Chapter 14

    by , Sep-10-2012 at 02:10
    It was a stormy Wednesday evening in early July, but it was a wonderful night for Andrei and Nadia. They had accomplished the hardest part of the last movement, and Andrei guessed that it would take only one more day of hard work for it to be done completely. No longer did Nadia feel an impersonal power in this composition, but felt like it was her very own music.

    On the spur of the moment, 30 minutes past 9, Andrei cut the work short.

    "We have done enough, and ...
  2. Touch: Chapter 13

    by , Sep-10-2012 at 02:09
    For all that had happened, little routine had changed the following days. Nadia came in the afternoons to continue her musical studies, and left late at night. Work was as usual between Andrei and Nadia, and the Finale of his symphony began to take form. It was going to be considerably harder to write because Andrei had many complex ideas of how it was going to be developed. But Nadia had a new understanding of his mind that she didn't experience before. Somehow she, and probably himself, felt a ...
  3. Touch: Chapter 12

    by , Sep-10-2012 at 01:43
    It felt like an hour. Or even a whole night. Andrei just holding Nadia as she wept bitterly for everything.

    Andrei did finally whisper in her ear, "Come sit with me," and they went to a couch. He again embraced her as she continued to weep.

    "Please tell me everything," he whispered again.

    Nadia took deep breaths to calm herself down. She thus began to explain everything that happened, with Maxim's interest in her, and his nearly successful ...
  4. It's Haffner Time

    by , Sep-04-2012 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français
    Mozart ...and Much More!

    September is Mozart and Much More month on PTB and on my Friday Blog and Podcast. All month, my music selections will be either by or inspired by Mozart, and will include some complimentary works to round-off the selections if need-be.

    To get things going here on PTB, my first of three posts is dedicated to a pair of works that were commissioned from Mozart by a prominent Salzburg fannily, the Haffners.

    ...

    Updated Sep-04-2012 at 12:30 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music
  5. Touch: Chapter 11 (Part 2)

    by , Sep-02-2012 at 03:02
    Coming to his home, Nadia saw it a lot different than she usually did. The curtains were open, letting lots of light into the room. Andrei was not sitting at his couch but actually at a table with several large books and sheets of paper in front of him. Hearing Nadia's footsteps enter, he actually grinned.

    "So you now see what I do with myself during the day," he said. "Look here," he beckoned her closer.

    Nadia stepped up to the table and looked ...

    Updated Sep-05-2012 at 01:22 by Huilunsoittaja

    Categories
    Non-Classical Music , Personal , Literature , Other