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  1. Touch: Chapter 15

    Down the spiral staircase they went, gripping the walls and taking very slow steps. It was so black that Nadia's eyes were hurting. She was surprised there wasn't a lantern or something to be seen.

    Coming to the bottom, she said to Andrei, "Now I know how you feel a little. Are you alright?"

    "Yes I am, but I hope you are."

    "I am, but it was a bit frightening."

    "I'm sorry. Let's go then."
    ...
  2. Once Upon the Internet – Mozart Concertos on MP3.COM

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    Mozart ...and Much More!

    This month’s Once Upon the Internet is a look at a trio of concertos by Mozart. Let’s begin with the last two…

    Toronto Symphony Principal chairs Frederick Rizner and Joaquin Valdepenas collaborated with the English Chjamber Orchestra on a Summit Records album of three Mozart concertos. I can’t remember iof MP3.Com provided the Valdepenas Clarinet concerto, but it did provide the pair of horn concertos I am proposing today. ...

    Updated Sep-18-2012 at 12:33 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Mozart Recital from the Gardner Museum

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    Mozart ...and Much More!

    Our second Mozrt and Much More post is a set of three pieces performed in recital at the Gardner Museum of Boston – which we visited often this summer in our Sonata series.


    To begin, Mozart's Piano Quartet G minor, K. 478, is considered the first major piece composed for piano quartet in the chamber music repertoire. Cast in Mozart's most dramatic key, the ...

    Updated Sep-11-2012 at 12:29 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Musicians , Concerts
  4. Touch: Chapter 14

    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 ...
  5. Touch: Chapter 13

    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 ...