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  1. Blog 4

    I completed the string parts of my Berio transcription. I just need to fill out the wind parts and then that's another module finished. The piece, 'Leaf' is made almost entirely from close staccato chords. The interest comes from the elusive third pedal which allows selected pitches to sustain.

    Neeme Jarvi's rendition of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suites 1, 2 & 3 came through the post from ebay today. Right off the bat,
  2. Music and Literature

    Hello y'all!

    As some of you will already know, I study literature at university. Owing to my love of language and poetry, this is what informs my passion for the [b]tone poem[/b] above all other types of music.

    Unfortunately, though I think it's imperative to understand the literature behind a literary-inspired piece of music - even if you listen to the music first before searching out the relevant texts - it's too often the case that people simply aren't interested,
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  3. TC Political Poll

    I want to thank all of you who bothered to take the test or join the political debate in the thread.
    I found it very interesting, although the discussion veered off into some other territory at one point.

    Ive finally managed to collect everyone's results into a single chart, some names are abbreviated to make space:
    The Maestro has Arrived-crowdgrap-png

    I realise its still hard to see the names so Ive also copied in the
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  4. The Wandering Tower: A Short Story Blog

    I have a lot of likes/dislikes in common with Prokofiev so I've researched. So it was very intriguing to discover that Prokofiev really liked to write short stories (Peter and the Wolf was only one of them). I write my own as well.

    Would anyone here like to see some clips of some of my stories? Some of them don't have names, some do, some are only a page long. It's my habit of always placing the stories in Russia and giving the characters Russian names, as well as building them on

    Updated Apr-16-2011 at 20:18 by Huilunsoittaja

    Classical Music , Personal , Literature , Other
  5. Blog 3

    This blog will be more of a short review of Beethoven's Fidelio since I have just got back from the theater and it is fresh in my mind.

    It was an Opera North production at Leeds Grand. Below is a link to the cast list e.t.c.

    First of all the music. My God! And by God I mean of course Beethoven. The music had a transparency and a physicality that is unique to Beethoven. This opera was more a singspiel and therefore
    Classical Music , Personal , Opera