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    I hope this might be of interest to you. I have just written a cycle of five songs for voice (soprano/tenor) and cello called "Songs of simple desires". My aim was to create pieces in which the elaborate imagery of the poetry - by Russian, German, English and Japanese poets - is matched by the...
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    Someday they'll send a poet, and we'll find out what it's really like. Some of you know I performed Benjamin Britten's War Requiem in March 2015. We are once again performing choral war poetry, and I think the poetry of Brian Turner (from the Iraqi war) is equally as relevant to his experience...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I take pleasure in comparing a host of different interpretations, looking for my own vision. I sort of know how it ought to be played, by I don't play myself anymore. Pity. Do you understand Chopin's poetry? Yes, it's about poetry now. Do you possess his romantic longing in your heart? Can you...
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    Recently I had a sort of epiphany with appreciating poetry that was born out of my spanish studies. In listening to Spanish programs that I do not understand much of, I decided I would try to focus on it like its music. I found it could actually be kind of interesting and I found that when...
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    Ockay since i like to fully absorb the music i dont read a lot while lisening to classical since i need glasses or whatever im goeing blind... but thus said , im trying to read Dante's inferno , will lisening to Gesualdo and the era fit the book. My sister is an ardent atheist and she read it...
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    Russian composer who is rather versatile and even composes poetry in her homeland. Here is a sample work from her.
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    So it's like the painting thread...Post a poem and say something about what you like about it, what it's about etc. or perhaps you're unsure what it's about but you like it anyway.
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    What I mean is, what do you personally do with poetry? The obvious thing all poetry lovers do is read it to themselves. But maybe before that, is was read to you, by a teacher or parent. Here are pretty much all the ways I have incorporated poetry into my life and also things I have seen other...
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