Monthly Archives: March 2013

Music this morning:

J. S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245. Ardrew Parrott An appropriate piece of music for today. J. S. Bach wrote at least 4, and possibly 5 passion oratorios. All but two (Matthew, John) are lost. (There is a recent … Continue reading

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Music this morning:

Ramble on the last  Love Duet  from Rosenkavalier by Percy Grainger, based, of course, on music by Richard Strauss. The original is, of course, also beautiful, and I urge you to find your favorite performance. Where does Marc Andre Hamelin … Continue reading

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Music this morning:

The hauntingly beautiful Symphony #4 (Los Angeles) by Arvo Part. Written in 2008 for the Los Angeles symphony. Arvo Part in his most mystical mode. Many thanks to Michael Kurth for reminding me of this great composer.

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Lessons learned in courera

Let’s see, how to start? 1. Delegate. But learn quickly who is reliable and who is not. If someone is unreliable, then work around them. Don’t get mad or try to fix the problem. No time.  2. Find a TA … Continue reading

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Music this evening

More O’Carolan. This time Carolan’s Concerto as performed by the Chieftains.

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Music this morning:

Planxty Hewlit. There are many wonderful pieces by Turlough O’Carolan, so hard to pick. This is Plaxty Hewlit, performed by Planxty. Another one: http://youtu.be/5SzMaImV38Q I really love playing octave mandolin and improvising a counter melody, sometimes with Doug Giles, my … Continue reading

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Music this morning

L’oiseau de feu the firebird is here. Le Sacre du printemps, and springtime can’t be far away. Dance! Dance! Dance!

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