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Music this morning

Jean-Baptiste Luly: Premiere Suite Le Bougeois Gentilhomme, The play The Bougeois Gentleman by Moleire originally had music, by Lully. Lully was a conductor in addition to being a composer, and in fact, he died of conducting (look it up!).

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Music this morning

Harmonielehre by John Adams. E major, E major, E major, E major, E major! I suppose you should listen to this while reading Schoenberg’s tome, but since I don’t own it, I’ll have to settle with listening while reading Walter … Continue reading

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Music this morning:

its about time, the weather is wonderful! Le Sacre du Printemps, The Rite of Spring: Stravinsky. Dance Dance Dance!

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Mursic this morning

Wow! Grant Green, Larry Young and Elvin Jones — Playing one of Larry Young’s modal masterpieces. Within the last year of two, Grant Green’s organ trio work from the 60s has come back into print. This has got to be … Continue reading

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Music this morning:

The Gershwin Etudes by Earl Wild — Earl Wild (who was a student at Carnegie Mellon many moons ago) wrote, I believe, 7 of these. All work listening to. All on wonderful Gershwin tunes. Search out the others. I’ve Got … Continue reading

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Music this morning:

Bach. Easter. 1st performance: April 1, 1725  

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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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