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  1. Blog 6

    I've set myself a three day time span to get all my work for university done and dusted. That will mean three days of nothing but work. It's funny how my future earning potential will be based upon how well I can describe the Xenakis piano piece, Evryali and how well I can write music to accompany film footage of a cat!
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  2. Azguime: Itinerário do Sal on DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    399 years of opera… I’ve just watched Itinerário do Sal (Salt Itinerary) by contemporary Portuguese composer Miguel Azguime, pushing my temporal operatic span to almost four centuries, given that the oldest opera that I’ve seen is Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo composed in 1607, and this one is from 2006.


    It’s proposed, in terms of classification, as an “electroacoustic and multimedia opera.” It is available on DVD. There are two nice extras – a 35-minute fascinating interview
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  3. Today's Alkan Experience

    So I've been listening to more Alkan today, as my friend known in the forums as Orange Soda King loves Alkan and has heard a lot of his music. We talked about Alkan and Sorabji a lot over supper (I'll post about Sorabji later) and later listened to the solo concerto (Hamelin's second recording), among a few other pieces.

    I suppose the primary reason for my posting of this is to try to realize my astonishment at the solo piano concerto, which I can't really do well. The structure is
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  4. MuseScore frustration (rant)

    Why virtual realisation of music is hard on F/OSS platforms

    I'd just like to place on record that MuseScore, while a pretty good piece of notation software, is shockingly difficult to use for realistic sequencing. (Disclaimer: the rant below applies to 0.9.6pre, and I see that they now have a v1.0 out, but it's not come through my distro yet)

    Chief among its problems is that it can only handle one SoundFont at a time, so you have to either use a monolithic whole-orchestra
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  5. How I finally came into terms with Vivaldi (A call to simple love)

    For those of you who know me well, you probably know that I can often have the elitist attitude of looking down on more mainstream classical works simply because I feel that I have moved on to something better, an intellectual step higher from where I was before. The natural idea of progression has become so infiltrated in society since the Enlightenment that it dominates even the way many of us "appreciate" art.

    So some of you will be surprised that my first blog post
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    Updated Apr-16-2011 at 20:51 by Air

    Tags: concerto, vivaldi
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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music