Category Archives: Music

Der Doppelgänger: A Work in Progress

I first encountered Schubert’s Der Doppelgänger in college, right at the beginning of my vocal studies. Immediately I knew I was handling fire.

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Music in Ancient Greece

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

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Hoax or Howler? Musical Analysis in Huxley’s Point Counter Point Examined

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

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