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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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Wagner was a dick, but is that okay?

I wouldn’t think twice about putting Wagner near the top of my list of most important composers ever list. I also wouldn’t think twice about putting him atop my list of biggest douche-bags in history. He borrowed money which he … Continue reading

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