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  1. Touch: Chapter 2

    by , Aug-08-2012 at 18:38
    On Saturday morning, Nadia put on her most formal dress, and having practiced a little solfege went out to find a carriage who could find the address she was looking for.

    It was not at all where she expected. The carriage came to a stunning semi-mansion apartment in one of the richest areas of the city. Getting out, she approached the large door apprehensively, and knocked.

    A tall, elderly servant came to the door, and bid her come in. It was the same one who was on the ...

    Updated Aug-18-2012 at 16:42 by Huilunsoittaja (typos, other inconsistencies)

    Non-Classical Music , Personal , Literature , Other
  2. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Five

    by , Aug-07-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Summer of the Sonata
    “The Summer of the Sonata” Community Project
    Artist's Website

    We have three more installments to our summer series on sonatas in August - this week's and next's are from the Gardner museum in Boston, and our last will be a Once Upon the Internet, featuring another complete album from the days of the original MP3.COM.

    This week, we return to piano sonatas, and our performer is Finnsih pianist Paavali Jumppanen, often featured ...
  3. Touch: Chapter 1

    by , Aug-07-2012 at 00:56
    Nadia's life was quite simple. She got up in the morning and walked to her work, which was to be a secretary. Her work started from 9 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon, and then she would walk home. She would make her own dinner alone in her home (she lived in a small apartment), as well as other chores such as cleaning. Then her nights would be free to do whatever she wanted, which included reading, sewing, or, her favorite, going to concerts with some saved up money. It was a comfortable, simple ...
  4. La Chronique du disque (July 2012)

    by , Jul-31-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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 earbud-type

    Updated Jul-31-2012 at 11:36 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. turning people off to music

    by , Jul-31-2012 at 04:03
    I've often heard classical music fans worry that not enough people like our music. Classical music is dying, only old people go to concerts, etc....

    I've become convinced that at least some of this is wishful thinking. A lot of us wish to be the only people who like classical music. We hope to distinguish ourselves by our good taste from the rubes around us. We hope younger generations won't listen to the music so that we can be more elite, relative to them.

    We discourage ...