Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Blogging: the next generation

I'm noticing the emergence of smaller, singularly-focused blogs, which aren't necessarily meant, as this one is, to be "open-ended" and keep on going until I either burn out or, well, drop dead. A nifty-looking example is Listen 101, which is devoted to exploring 101 "essential" works of 20th century classical music. This sounds like a fascinating project, especially after perusing the entire list. We often think of "20th Century classical music" as being weird, cacophonous post-Modern stuff (think of John Cage), but this list of just 101 works provides a very different picture, which I assume will become even clearer over the course of the blog.

(via Scott Spiegelberg)

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