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Bartók, Eight Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano (nyolc magyar népdal)

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Bela Bartók, Eight Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano (nyolc magyar népdal)

nos. 1–5, 1907

nos. 6–8, 1917… 316 more words

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the music of the spheres (linguistically speaking)


I live in the borough of Queens in New York City.

In a metropolitan area with the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the nation, and in a City where far more languages are spoken than in any other city in the world — in public; on the streets and in parks; in stores and restaurants; on buses and the subway; and so on. 132 more words

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a brief exercise in "verbal impressionism"

Observations made by me while jaunting this week.


Monday, August 20, 2018

girl with mother and siblings eating lunch in a Macdonald’s in Queens

Tuesday, August 21, 2018… 63 more words

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my favorite Nielsen songs

The death of Aretha Franklin on August 16 got me thinking about singers in the gospel tradition, or who began their singing careers that way. I shared my thoughts with my wife and a friend. 673 more words

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re the development of musical appreciation, as seen in myself

I am afraid some people will see this post as boastful. It is not intended to be.

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I have a good friend whom I share with my wife. 828 more words

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an early take by Walt Whitman on his conception of himself as America's poet

Walt Whitman began his writing career as a journalist. He was known early on for writing anonymous reviews of Leaves of Grass — in other words, reviewing himself, in laudatory terms. 255 more words

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