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An Appreciation of Background Music

The title itself sounds anathema to a composer and musician. There can’t be many of us who hope, during the (often seemingly endless) hours of writing and recording and re-recording and mixing and mastering, that the listener will treat the piece of music in that way – we demand the listener’s full attention and may even be offended if he said something along the lines of: … 766 more words

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An Appreciation of Background Music

The title itself sounds anathema to a composer and musician. There can’t be many of us who hope, during the (often seemingly endless) hours of writing and recording and re-recording and mixing and mastering, that the listener will treat the piece of music in that way – we demand the listener’s full attention and may even be offended if he said something along the lines of: … 769 more words

Classical

One Art Launch & Premiere

One Art is ready to Launch!

Life affirming poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, set to music by Paula Kimper, performed by soprano Laure Meloy.

The launch of an art song recording, and the World Premiere of the song set One Art, is presented in a unique opera/cabaret performance illustrating the life and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop. 43 more words

One Art Launch & Premiere

One Art is ready to Launch!

Life affirming poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, set to music by Paula Kimper, performed by soprano Laure Meloy.

The launch of an art song recording, and the World Premiere of the song set One Art, is presented in a unique opera/cabaret performance illustrating the life and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop. 43 more words

67. Tremolo Varieties 3

Tremolos are the central focus in this post. And this is the third and final post of my recent posts dedicated to examining string tremolos. I have included more than half a dozen examples, ranging from the middle of the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, from Mendelssohn to Respighi. 1,919 more words

Basics

College Moments

I always have it in September.

A wistfulness.

I loved school. Not elementary or high school though.

College.

How I loved college. I finally found a place that suited me completely. 1,041 more words

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