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Every possible melody? Doubtful. Musicians Algorithmically Generate Every Possible Melody, Release Them to Public Domain.To determine the ..read more

Towards the end of the Taruskin's book on Stravinsky, volume 2, he refers to a memoir of Arthur Rubinstein for some insights on Stravinsky ..read more
I am a pretty good sight-reader, but I notice lately, since I do a lot less playing than I used to, my sight-reading isn't quite as good as ..read more
I have finally finished Taruskin's two-volume book on Stravinsky that he describes as "a biography of the works" and a spectacular project ..read more
On an economics blog, a post recommending the reading of art books: In praise of art books. One interesting caveat:These books tend not to ..read more
I should have realized early on that I was not like most other guitarists. I'm not quite as obsessed with the instrument as some players ..read more
Coming to the end of the long journey of reading Richard Taruskin's magisterial two-volume Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions and what a ..read more
One perennial essay topic is the General Debunking, or finding a sacred cow to gore. Here is a fine example of the genre: A Treatise on ..read more
As most of my professional music career was spent as a performer, not a composer, I haven't spent much time either socializing or studying ..read more
Here is a very unusual performance of the last movement of the Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven: Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) European ..read more

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