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  1. Undeservedly obscure composers, 1: Alkan

    It's somewhat bewildering to me that today was the first time I really listened to Alkan's music apart from the cello sonata. I suppose he was just one of the composers that just never really caught on with me until recently.

    I've listened to a few etudes of his within the last half hour or so, and they turned out to be some of the most satisfying piano pieces I've ever heard. No. 7 ("Fire in the neighboring village") is probably my favorite so far, combining a very peaceful
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  2. Blog 1

    This is my first blog. My blogs will document my musical activities and ideas.

    I have been practicing Beethoven's Op.14 No.2 today and can get to the end of the exposition of the first mvt. without any problems. For the rest of the day I shall occupy myself with the orchestration of Berio's 'Leaf'. It's one of four last projects I have to do as an undergraduate.
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  3. The what, the how -- and bliss!

    What: The music collection.
    How: The hi-fi system: Esoteric X-03SE -> Pathos Logos -> Analysis Audio Amphitryon.
    Or a view of the whole.
    Bliss!
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  4. My Beef regarding Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms' music (Part 1)

    Disclaimer: This is only my opinion. Air and Polednice, remember, I like you both!



    Prologue

    People always told me I am close-minded. They mentioned, that once I set my mind into a ''certain thing'', it is hard to change it a bit. My sister in particular, told me ''(insert my name here), you suck!''. I can't say I agree with her, because I think, she (a brat) sucks more than I.
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  5. My Beef regarding Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahm's music (Part 1)

    Disclaimer: This is only my opinion. Air and Polednice, remember, I like you both!



    Prologue

    People always told me I am close-minded. They mentioned, that once I set my mind into a ''certain thing'', it is hard to change it a bit. My sister in particular, told me ''(insert my name here), you suck!''. I can't say I agree with her, because I think, she (a brat) sucks more than I.
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