Tag Archive | "Haydn"

A Case of the Musical Giggles

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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We live in a very silly world. We’ve watched Republican primary candidates quote from the Pokémon movie, a former Poet Laureate get beaten by police while protesting the excesses of our greediest fat cats, and an eleven year old get touted as Opera’s Next Big Star (before damaging her vocal cords, of course). Reality TV [...]

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Musical Comfort Food – Or, Everyone Loves Haydn

Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Musical Comfort Food – Or, Everyone Loves Haydn

It’s rare that I don’t begin the morning with some music by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, usually a piano trio, string quartet or symphony, which I enjoy while reading the newspaper and drinking my morning coffee.  With so many works to choose from (he wrote roughly 45, 68 and 104 of each genre respectively!), you [...]

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Running on Classics

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Running on Classics

A few days ago, I almost flew off the treadmill running at full-sprint speed – that is, I was going at more than 10 miles per hour! Everyone in the gym threw a look my way, some gasping, as my running shoe made a loud, squeaking sound as it hit the part of the belt [...]

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