Monthly Archives: August 2011

text

One criterion for describing the characteristics of an era in music history is the relationship of the text to the music: which is paramount?  Perhaps the bridge between the Renaissance and Baroque wins the Text Importance Prize–madrigals, monody, recitative…  Music … Continue reading

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Russians disagree

I took Russian in high school.  My primary reason was that I thought there would be the fewest people in that class.  I was right–there were about four of us, and the other three levels of Russian met in the … Continue reading

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