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  1. How I finally came into terms with Vivaldi (A call to simple love)

    For those of you who know me well, you probably know that I can often have the elitist attitude of looking down on more mainstream classical works simply because I feel that I have moved on to something better, an intellectual step higher from where I was before. The natural idea of progression has become so infiltrated in society since the Enlightenment that it dominates even the way many of us "appreciate" art.

    So some of you will be surprised that my first blog post
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    Updated Apr-16-2011 at 20:51 by Air

    Tags: concerto, vivaldi
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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  2. Disappeared: Chapters 2, 3

    It was June, and I knew something was definitely wrong with Elena. She would never spend evenings with me ever. In fact, she hardly wanted to be with me at all! What had I done to her? It hurt me very much. All she wanted to do was practice and be alone all the time. This may have been symptoms of depression, so I thought. But it really turned for worst when she bought his apartment.
    Sergei had lived in a luxury apartment on the top floor of a building (9th floor). Because no one was
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    Updated Apr-20-2011 at 01:42 by Huilunsoittaja

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    Classical Music , Personal , Literature , Other
  3. Music and Literature

    Hello y'all!

    As some of you will already know, I study literature at university. Owing to my love of language and poetry, this is what informs my passion for the [b]tone poem[/b] above all other types of music.

    Unfortunately, though I think it's imperative to understand the literature behind a literary-inspired piece of music - even if you listen to the music first before searching out the relevant texts - it's too often the case that people simply aren't interested,
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  4. The Wandering Tower: A Short Story Blog

    I have a lot of likes/dislikes in common with Prokofiev so I've researched. So it was very intriguing to discover that Prokofiev really liked to write short stories (Peter and the Wolf was only one of them). I write my own as well.

    Would anyone here like to see some clips of some of my stories? Some of them don't have names, some do, some are only a page long. It's my habit of always placing the stories in Russia and giving the characters Russian names, as well as building them on
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    Updated Apr-16-2011 at 20:18 by Huilunsoittaja

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    Classical Music , Personal , Literature , Other
  5. Blog 3

    This blog will be more of a short review of Beethoven's Fidelio since I have just got back from the theater and it is fresh in my mind.

    It was an Opera North production at Leeds Grand. Below is a link to the cast list e.t.c.

    http://www.operanorth.co.uk/events/fidelio/

    First of all the music. My God! And by God I mean of course Beethoven. The music had a transparency and a physicality that is unique to Beethoven. This opera was more a singspiel and therefore
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    Classical Music , Personal , Opera