Category Archives: Music
I first encountered Schubert’s Der Doppelgänger in college, right at the beginning of my vocal studies. Immediately I knew I was handling fire.
Music meant something different to the Ancient Greeks than it means to us today. It was not simply sound or performance on an instrument; it was, in addition, an entire artistic collection of song, poetry, and dance. Music also sounded … Continue reading
Chapter 37 of Aldous Huxley’s 1928 novel contains an often quoted description of the slow movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet in a minor, op.132. Like Thomas Mann’s lyrical passage on the final movement and final measures of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata, … Continue reading