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How I Found Classical Music, Despite Growing Up in Redneckville

I wonder how a guy from the country like me came to be so interested in classical music (primarily 20th century modern classical). I never heard it growing up, ever. I knew no one who listened to it and I … Continue reading

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My Favorite 20th Century String Quartet Cycles, Part 2

Gian Francesco Malipiero Malipiero wrote eight quartets of notable consistency and quality. This is a fascinating cycle of quartets, but it’s unlike any other I’ve heard when it comes to trying to analyze these works. This music is anthematic, song-like … Continue reading

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My Favorite 20th Century String Quartet Cycles, Part 1

The two “big” quartet cycles of the 20th century are the fifteen of Shostakovich and six of Bartok. I’ve always preferred the former. I’ll discuss them in later posts, for now I want to cover some slightly more obscure cycles. … Continue reading

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