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  1. Rebel, Four Seasons, Janacek's Sinfonietta, Quartet for the End of Time

    I took a long, long walk through the park and the city today, and listened to four works while I did so. First was Rebel's Les Elemens.



    By listening to Reinhard Goebel, I position myself in opposition to a league of internet snobs, and tomorrow I will listen to Jordi Savall to entrench myself here.

    Anyway, the first part of Les Elemens is must-hear music, whether you indulge
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  2. Today's Music

    As a mere "advanced beginner" in the world of classical music, I won't pretend to give any lectures here. No map, just a record of my stumbles through the vast uncharted territories of human culture.

    Too much ado already.

    And anyway, today was a pop day.

    For the first time, I listened to If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, an album bt The Mamas & the Papas. The experts tell us it's a classic.

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    Updated Apr-18-2011 at 18:52 by science

    Tags: villa-lobos
    Categories
    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Personal , Recorded Music
  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
    Composers , Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. 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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