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  1. another good music day

    Unfortunately I had a lot of work to do today, so wasn't able to do any focused listening, but I did have some good stuff in the background.



    Of course I didn't listen to the whole thing; today it was the Orgelbuchlein. That means I'm about half way through the box. I think the Orgelbuchlein may be a little more approachable that some of the other stuff I've heard so far.

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  2. Uncyclopedia's Satirical Take on Classical Music Composers

    Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.

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  3. The Rise of the Machines - Algorithmic and Stochastic Composition

    Stochastic Composition
    The idea of a mechanical, chance-driven process to produce music is not a new one; Musikalisches Würfelspielen, systems for concatenating musical fragments according to the rolls of a die, predate the electronic computer by at least two centuries. However, these early systems were very stereotyped, since the only algorithmic part was the ordering of the fragments.
    The computational power required to generate truly algorithmic music only began to become available
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  4. The past few days



    A lot of fine music there, some of it new to me, such as Debussy's sonata for flute, viola and harp - which I particularly liked, along with Ravel's piano trio and Debussy's Chansons de Bilitis.



    I wasn't expecting much because I'd been nonplussed (this is the first time I've used this word, let
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    Updated May-01-2011 at 16:30 by science

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  5. Donizetti: La Favorita on DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    OK, folks, this is it, again. This is opera.

    Some cognoscenti will tell you that La Favorite(a) is Donizetti's best opera. While I don't entirely agree (I'd say Roberto Devereux is more melodious, and L'Elisir d'Amore is more fun), this is one darn good opera.

    So here I am today, Friday evening; the wife is asleep, we have watched the delayed tape of the Royal Wedding on TV together, and then she went to bed and left me alone with my second passion - after her; she is
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