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you gotta get it while you can

What’s the point of keeping a diary without sticking CD playlists between the pages? How could I possibly know in future what was going on in my head when I was a young woman without my life’s soundtrack, so inextricably bound up with my experiences, self-esteem, self-image and connections to others? 836 more words

On Prokofiev's Toccata

Playing with form–or, in the case of the Toccata, perverting it altogether–assumes great importance in this piece. The toccatas (from Italian tocare, meaning literally “to touch”) of Bach’s and Scarlatti’s time were strictly studies of keyboard technique, pieces that could only be played on keyboard instruments. 319 more words