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Music, Modernism, and the Twilight of the Elites
"By now it is becoming hard to remember that, at the peak of its popularity and influence, classical music carried with it an undeniable intellectual and even moral authority, qualities which would rub off on composers and performers such as Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Albert Schweitzer, Pierre Boulez, Van Cliburn and Igor Stravinsky, all of whom would, in different ways, play leading roles within the social and cultural landscape of the cold war period."
history  music  expertise  elites  classical  modernism  genre  influence 
april 2012 by tsuomela
The centuries-old struggle to play in tune. - By Jan Swafford - Slate Magazine
Summary of musical temperaments and tuning over history. Review of How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care), by professor Ross W. Duffin.
music  tuning  history  sound  classical 
april 2010 by tsuomela
The Classical Lost & Found Web Site ( and its associated CROCKS Newsletters tell adventurous listeners about these releases, as well as identifying those discs among them that should appeal to audiophiles because of their superior sound quality. The intent here is to put in writing what you’d be told if you went into a record store and asked a knowledgeable salesperson about the most outstanding new releases. COLFO being a nonprofit organization, everything said represents candid opinions based on personal listening experiences.
music  classical  recording  shopping 
january 2010 by tsuomela
PostClassic: A Truly Loopy Idea
The idea of different-length loops running at the same time and going out of phase with each other, which I wrote about in the Totalistically Tenney post, is one I've been working with for more than three decades.
music  classical  experimental  avantgarde  loop  aesthetics  art  philosophy  methods 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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