Second Thoughts

Next month I will be attending one of the subscription concerts performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  My free time is frankly, very limited, but I still find it so very important to attend live music whenever possible.  There are so many different ways to listen to music in this modern world, but some music... Continue Reading →

A Series of Firsts, Part III: Beethoven

The symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven are perhaps the most often recorded body of music in the history of sound.  A quick search on Amazon reveals over 2,000 different items for purchase, on all sorts of media, analog and digital.  Beethoven’s culminating work in the genre of the symphony, his glorious Ninth, even had an... Continue Reading →

All Four in One, or One For All

When you pick up your smartphone and Google the definition of “symphony”, you will see this: Symphony An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is in sonata form. At the conveniently named website Dictionary.com, you could find this definition for “symphony” An extended musical composition for... Continue Reading →

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