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  1. Bach vs. Aegatis Byrjun

    What I did today was listen to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Lord, that is long! I think I will never again listen to both books all the way through in a single day. Music shouldn't be that much work.



    And so with relief I turned to my first Sigur Ros album, Agaetis Byrjun. There are some diguts and smigguls in there, but that's about right.

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  2. Yesterday's Music I: Non-Classical

    I didn't have time to post last night, so I'll catch up a bit.

    I continued my self-education in classic rock with the Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed.



    I knew "You Can't Always Get What You Want" from the radio, but I think the rest of the songs were new to me.

    I admit my prejudices: I did not expect this album to be so good. What impressed me the most
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  3. Rebel, Four Seasons, Janacek's Sinfonietta, Quartet for the End of Time

    I took a long, long walk through the park and the city today, and listened to four works while I did so. First was Rebel's Les Elemens.



    By listening to Reinhard Goebel, I position myself in opposition to a league of internet snobs, and tomorrow I will listen to Jordi Savall to entrench myself here.

    Anyway, the first part of Les Elemens is must-hear music, whether you indulge
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  4. Today's Music

    As a mere "advanced beginner" in the world of classical music, I won't pretend to give any lectures here. No map, just a record of my stumbles through the vast uncharted territories of human culture.

    Too much ado already.

    And anyway, today was a pop day.

    For the first time, I listened to If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, an album bt The Mamas & the Papas. The experts tell us it's a classic.

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    Updated Apr-18-2011 at 18:52 by science

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