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  1. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 18

    It was mid January, and the weather was dull and cold, gray clouds covering the sun. It was early morning when Marie walked from her car to the Performing Arts building, wrapping a warm black scarf around her face. It wasn't her first day back on the job, but it was the first day of the new semester. After a nice break, everyone was eager to get back into the game, and many exciting things were planned for the following months. Marie knew she had dozens of concerts to program, and hundreds, possibly ...
  2. La Chronique du Disque (July 2013)

    En français

    The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.

    Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:

    • About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard

    Updated Aug-01-2013 at 16:14 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  3. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 17

    It actually did snow that night, and when Marie woke up that Saturday morning, about an inch was on the ground. She wanted to go to the gym, but now it wouldn't be safe to drive there. Instead, it would be the perfect time to go walking.

    Marie left her home around 10 AM and walked on the sidewalks through the neighborhood. It was a beautiful day, the sun shining brightly in the cold air, and all was quiet except for distant cars on the highways. It was here that Marie truly found ...
  4. LE #1: Gustav Mahler

    1. Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection")
    --I: Allegro maestoso
    --II: Andante moderato
    --III: In ruhig fließender Bewegung
    --IV: Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
    --V: Im Tempo des Scherzos
    Seiji Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra
    Emika Suga, Soprano
    Nathalie Stutzmann, Contralto
    Shinyukai Chorus (Shin Sekiya, Chorus Master)

    This isn't really much of a playlist, is it?
    Anyway . . . ...
    Classical Music , Composers
  5. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 16

    The last concert series proved to be the greatest success of the entire semester. For days afterwards, the Choir and Ensemble concerts were lauded by critics in the local newspapers.

    "Dr. Johnson and his students have done it again for the University by showing a spectacular show in time for the holidays. Not only the singers, but the young choral conductors all proved their merit this concert, and I am excited to see what they will come up with next year," one critic wrote. ...