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  1. The Greatness of Franz Schubert (Part 1)



    I never liked the classical era of music , in general. Beethoven is too bombastic, Mozart is too light and Haydn, a fluffy composer who irritates me with his pleasant tunes. I admit, after reading St.lukes defense on Haydn, I've come to respect him a little.

    I've first discovered Franz Schubert after watching the last pastiche of Disney's Fantasia. Schubert's Ave Maria (Ellen's Ditter Gesang) was
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  2. Baroque Impressions

    So it turns out I'm a fairly intuitive and competent violist in the baroque style. Earlier today I had my first rehearsal (encounter period, really) with the director of the early music ensemble for a concert I got involved in as a replacement for the regular violist. Despite having basically never played in this style, and despite having metal strings and a modern bow, I picked it up quite well and felt quite proud of my imitation by the end of the hour. I had decided to be a bit creative with
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  3. Hello TC!

    As World Violist has already set a precedent for conceited advertising in the early days of these TC blogs, I shall immediately send you to [URL="http://halfapancreas.wordpress.com"]my own regular blog[/URL]! :D

    I'm not sure yet how I might use this feature in the future - no doubt, if there ever comes a time when it would be a good place to voice something, I will forget that it's here...
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  4. This is Cool

    Wow, I spent a few moments wondering what to write before giving up.

    This post exists because I discovered a very powerful feature that will revolutionise this forum. At the bottom of every post is this button:



    I intend to use it.

    Emiel,
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  5. My First TC Blog Post! And a shameless plug for my other blog...

    Seeing as I've already got a blog for my generic thoughts about random and non-specific things (which, if you tumbl, or stumbl, trip...whatever the related verb is called (or even if you don't), you can view/follow it here (hey, I made a text link!)), I suppose I'll just use this for music-related (and TC-related, when these come up) shenanigans. That's probably what it's for anyway, but it's good to have a back-up reason.

    So in the aftermath of Beatrice et Benedict (whose performances
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