Monthly Archives: October 2012

ear opening

Rachmaninoff accompanying Nadejda Plevitskaya.  It’s the folk tune he used as the third of the Three Russian Songs, Op. 41, the subject of my dissertation. The translation is, roughly: “Get off my face, white powder and rouge!  My husband is coming … Continue reading

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intentional fallacy

Background reading for my dissertation included the article “Atonality, Analysis, and the Intentional Fallacy” by Ethan Haimo, professor of music at Notre Dame.  The idea in it is that the composer’s intention matters sometimes, and sometimes all that matters is … Continue reading

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