Monthly Archives: September 2013

Happy Birthday Dmitri Shostakovich!

One hundred and six years ago today, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was born, and a wonderful chapter in the history of music was begun. His music has touched so many people, and is incredibly popular. One of … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Countdowns: Top 10 Most Beautiful Pieces

Beautiful is a word that gets overused way too much in music for me. It gets used to describe almost any slow, generally tonal piece of music, which bothers me, mostly because I think there should be a special realm … Continue reading

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Dipping my toes into Tristan

For a while I’ve sort of wanted to get into opera. There are so many things wrong with the very idea of opera; always singing, drama takes the backseat to singing, no simple dialogue but instead lots of singing. Also, … Continue reading

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