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Non-Classical Music

  1. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 13, Part II

    The competition began at 7PM and went on for over two hours. Each contestant had about fifteen to twenty minutes to demonstrate their concerto, all with piano accompaniment, even the pianists. All the contestants were phenomenal this year. The pianists all picked from excellent showpieces in their literature, notably Grieg, Rachmaninoff 2 and Liszt 1. The Clarinetist performed Weber 1, and the Oboist Martinu, and the Violinists Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. Each had their individual style, and although
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  2. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 13, Part I

    It was early November, and the peak for the Fall colors. Every tree was yellow, orange or red, depending on the type, and the ground was covered with leaves in places so that you couldn't see the ground. The weather had been rainy for a long time in October, but now the sun was coming out bright and full, and the air was fresh and clean. Marie liked taking walks on the weekends by herself, especially around her apartment. There was a path that went to a small river nearby the college campus, and
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  3. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 12

    Friday night was prime time for a concert. All the musicians liked to go party afterwards. For them, there was no such thing as partying too much, because they were bogged down with work at the end of every cycle. This second concert was just the same.

    Marie wondered if she would ever have a chance to engage in those parties. For instance, this evening.

    On the program was Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto, performed by the winner of the last year's concerto competition.
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  4. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 11, Part II

    Tanya was excited for the evening, in a new way she hadn't been before. Marcus wasn't going to be there, but she didn't mind. All she cared about was Ernest being there. But when she came onto stage and saw Ernest talking with Marie, her heart cringed.

    "What's he doing? Talking to her? He's wasting his time," she thought to herself irritatedly. "He can't possibly make her like him... or could he?" a horrid thought came in her mind, which she wiped away immediately.
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  5. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 11, Part I

    Marie was responsible for giving out free tickets to people who came early enough to the box office. Already the Monday morning of the week of three different concerts, the symphony was sold out, before Alex got there. He had forgotten to get a comp ticket the week before, no doubt too busy, but Marie knew he would come again. At least, she hoped so.

    It was Wednesday morning when Alex finally did come, wearing all-black, probably for some performance. He looked very distressed.
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