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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tone Poem Tuesday

Some Berlioz this week, and one of his most frequently performed works: the Roman Carnival overture, which is a concert piece comprised of repurposed material from his opera Benvenuto Cellini. Berlioz is not generally considered one of classical music's finest melodists--his themes tend to be long and require a bit of unpacking to find their emotional center--but the melody of the slow section of this piece, first played by the English horn, is one of the most beautiful creations of Berlioz's life. The following carnival dance bursts with energy.

This particular performance features Charles Dutoit conducting the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. This particular combo once produced some of the finest performances of Berlioz ever.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Updates and stuff!

I have a new post up on the Official Site! It's not long, but it's an update on some stuff I've been working on of late. Check it out!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Something for Thursday

OK, I'm going to try something new! Here's a 30-Day Challenge of the type that often shows up on various social media thingies. The idea is quite simple: Each day you post according to that prompt.

Well, I'm going to use this not as a daily prompt, but a weekly one. Each Thursday for the next thirty Thursdays I'll use the next prompt to select that week's song or music choice. By my calculations, assuming I don't miss any Thursdays, this will wrap up on the last Thursday in May, bringing us more than halfway around the calendar. Cool, huh?


Well, I'm doing it anyway.

Day 1:
A song with a color in the title.

(It specifies "a song I like," but I'll just take that as a given.)

Here are the Lemon Pipers, with "Green Tambourine".

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Tone Poem Tuesday

In hopes that tonight begins a rekindling of the possibility of America.