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  1. Music Analysis: Sergei Prokofiev Part 1

    This was fun to write.

    There is so much that can be analyzed by Prokofiev, so I will organize it into several sections. I will add onto it over time, perhaps.

    Contents:

    * Orchestration/Instrumentation
    * Melody
    * Harmony
    * Tone/Form

    ORCHESTRATION/INSTRUMENTATION

    It's quite easy to tell what instrument was his favorite: piano. He wrote 9 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos, a score of piano
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    Updated Jun-16-2011 at 02:56 by Huilunsoittaja (Update)

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Musical Instruments , Musicians
  2. MuseScore frustration (rant)

    Why virtual realisation of music is hard on F/OSS platforms

    I'd just like to place on record that MuseScore, while a pretty good piece of notation software, is shockingly difficult to use for realistic sequencing. (Disclaimer: the rant below applies to 0.9.6pre, and I see that they now have a v1.0 out, but it's not come through my distro yet)

    Chief among its problems is that it can only handle one SoundFont at a time, so you have to either use a monolithic whole-orchestra
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  3. 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
    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  4. The Top 10 Greatest Symphonies in Classical Music (Part 2 of 2)

    Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. It is only subjective opinion.. The blog post was written with fun in mind.

    This is the continuation of the previous post..





    6. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9MtBTkzmQo[/yt]
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    Updated Apr-14-2011 at 11:42 by peeyaj

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    Classical Music , Composers
  5. The Top 10 Greatest Symphonies in Classical Music (Part 1 of 2)

    Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. It is only subjective opinion.. The blog post was written with fun in mind.



    A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, scored almost always for orchestra. "Symphony" does not necessarily imply a specific form, though most are
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    Updated Apr-14-2011 at 11:41 by peeyaj

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers
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