Music this morning:

Leonard Bernstein conducting the Prelude to Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. Controversially slow. But is it Fm7b5? Or some sort of slightly weird sus II or V (in A minor) or something else entirely?

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Music this morning

Vera Lynn. We’ll meet again. A famous WWII song, also made famous by its use by Stanley Kubrick

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Review of my Coursera course

As some of you might know, I just (more or less) got done teaching a coursera course in Combinatorial Game Theory.

Here is a review by a student:

http://gregorulm.com/review-games-without-chance-combinatorial-game-theory-coursera/

 

 

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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 Piston. E major, E major, E major, E major, E major! Did I get it right?

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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 one of the best.

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