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  1. 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

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  2. New Developments

    Things are looking great for next semester at my university; I might actually be learning something in music theory, and on top of orchestra, new music ensemble, my string quartet and my own violistic shenanigans, it looks like I'll be officially joining the early music ensemble here and picking up viola da gamba! It's going to be busy, particularly at the ends of semesters, but right now I'm just really happy that I can participate in all of these amazing groups.

    Hey cool, old
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  3. Blog 2

    I tackled the development of Beethoven's Op.14 No.2. The triplet semi-quavers against regular semi-quavers are not as difficult as I had first envisaged. I've got up to bar eight in my transcription of Berio's 'Leaf'. That is a difficult task!

    I was thinking of the first three Beethoven sonatas (Op.2) The third in the set (C major) is monumental compared with the previous two! There are extended passages that look and sound like Chopin studies. Schnabel's recording takes all the early
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  4. The Greatest Composers of Chamber Music (Part 1 of 3)



    Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers with one performer to a part. The word "chamber" signifies that the music can be performed in a small room, often in a private salon with an intimate atmosphere.
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  5. Letters of Historical Amusement

    Kindly let me know who do you think wrote this? Readers who recognise it immediately might like to refrain, to encourage those more speculative amongst us to have a guess.

    I quote from the source as follows. Enjoy!

    Madame Mutter!
    I like to eat Butter
    We are, Thank the Lord,
    Healthy and never bored.
    Our trip is bright and sunny,
    Though we haven't any money;
    We enjoy the company we keep,
    We are not sick, we do not weep.
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