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  1. the NPP Day 4

    by , Jul-29-2011 at 01:40
    Well, last night and this morning I've accomplished a bit:


    I need to hear this one again. There was more to it than I expected. I realize I was prejudiced against him: being a British composer, I expected him to be light-weight. But this was positively Brahmsian. Well, that's after a first listen. Got to go more.

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  2. the No Purchasing Project is underway

    by , Jul-28-2011 at 02:53
    My last post indulged in some self-flagellation over my irresponsible (improvident etc.) habit of buying disks and then not paying adequate attention to them. Then I created a thread about it, but it seems like this self-indulgent topic is better suited to a semi-private blog than an essentially public thread.

    So here on my blog for the next 6 or so months I hope to record my progress on this project.

    I estimate at this time that I have about 570 hours of listening to ...

    Updated Jul-28-2011 at 03:01 by science

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  3. ways that I am irresponsible

    by , Jul-25-2011 at 04:38
    First, I haven't blogged in a long, long time. Not that I have an responsibility to. But it's a thematic way to begin the brow-beating.

    Second, I have been buying so much music over the past two years or so, and haven't been able to pay much attention to very much of it. Right now I'm listenting to Saint-Saens' Psaume XVIII from the album



    literally for the first time. I've ...
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  4. Recent Joys

    by , May-17-2011 at 05:43
    It's been days and days since I recorded my thoughts on any music, so I'll just mention some of the highlights here.

    One surprise to me was Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto #4. It's not as famous as #5, but they're both available on a highly-praised edition of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series, which has also been re-released in the pink series.



    Here is the pink series version, ...
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  5. reasons to go to church

    by , May-10-2011 at 01:06
    A man named Shayne Barker, writer and director of the future-classic indie film The Comic Book Lady, had a big influence on me when I was an impressionable young man.

    Digression: Someone recently said that their favorite classical music labels are the "indie labels," just ratcheting up the pretention. On the one hand we lament that more people donít like classical music, but then we go out of our way to humiliate anyone who approaches it with less than perfect knowledge ...

    Updated May-10-2011 at 01:17 by science

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