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  1. Blog 6

    I've set myself a three day time span to get all my work for university done and dusted. That will mean three days of nothing but work. It's funny how my future earning potential will be based upon how well I can describe the Xenakis piano piece, Evryali and how well I can write music to accompany film footage of a cat!
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  2. Blog 5

    I was thinking about the musicological canon today (as always!) and considering the ratio of radical to non-radical composers in it.

    Brahms is the only conservative who is taken really seriously by academics (as seriously as, say, Haydn). I think there are a number of reasons for this.

    1 - His music is of a consistently high standard. (He destroyed works he deemed sub-par.)

    2 - He completes the "3 Bs". (Plus he is a white German male which helps!)
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  3. 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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  4. Blog 4

    I completed the string parts of my Berio transcription. I just need to fill out the wind parts and then that's another module finished. The piece, 'Leaf' is made almost entirely from close staccato chords. The interest comes from the elusive third pedal which allows selected pitches to sustain.



    Neeme Jarvi's rendition of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suites 1, 2 & 3 came through the post from ebay today. Right off the bat,
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  5. 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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