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So Near, Yet So Far Away

In tonal harmony, there is a concept of distance between keys.  Sometimes we talk about two keys being very closely related to each other.  At different times we describe two key centers as being very distant from one another.  This … Continue reading

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Another Sonata Form

This months installment of the Good Music Speaks Podcast deals with Another Sonata Form.  It is following up on the very first episode that was an Introduction to Sonata Form, and uses the Beethoven Pathetique Sonata as an example.  You … Continue reading

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Blazing With Calm, Splendorous Lux Sancta

The Finale is “the most significant movement of my life” Anton Bruckner, on the Finale of Symphony No. 8 Bruckner worked very hard on the Finale of his Eighth, and was very proud of the results.  Unfortunately, not everyone at … Continue reading

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