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Crying at the 'Barber - Pretentious moi?

Prepare yourself for one of the most pretentious sentences you will likely ever read. (Unless you’re holding a book by Will Self. ZING!)

I’m not saying I always cry when I listen to Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, just most times. 708 more words


The dream of Lt Maximilian Qubit (Operation Flashpoint's Battle at Le Port)

10th anniversary remix of the Battle at Le Port. Lt Maximilian Qubit, back in 2006 platoon leader in the Le Port battle, is still haunted by the memories. 39 more words


#amlistening to Gift of Life by Thomas Bergersen

I’m on a roll with Innerscape today so I thought you might like to share the music that’s fueling the writing :

The song is ‘Gift of Life’ and it’s from the Album ‘Illusions’ by Thomas Bergersen. 109 more words


A Visit with Wise Geek - Famous Violin Pieces

Although I don’t play the violin, I do enjoy listening to violin music. I also enjoy browsing the web to learn more about the instrument and its repertoire. 101 more words


Samuel Barber 'Adagio for Strings': Diving into an Emotional Abyss

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings (1936) was originally written as the second movement of his String Quartet in B minor (Op. 11), however in the same year Barber rearranged this movement for a full string orchestra . 844 more words

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Sound and The Hard Problem

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Monday Morning Musings:

 “Out, out brief candle!

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage…

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The Strange Genius of the Adagio for Strings

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings didn’t start out the way we know it now. In this feature for WRTI, I look at the inescapable strangeness of this work that is now one of the most heard and most moving pieces in the repertoire. 240 more words

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