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Quartet for the End of Time, by Messiaen

This lovely, very modern sounding work, more jazz than classical, is one of the nice things that emerged out of the ugliness of WW2. Olivier Messiaen composed this piece for the 4 instruments that were available in the German POW … Continue reading

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Music Book Review: The Unabridged Songwriter

The Unabridged Songwriter by John McNamara My rating: 5 of 5 stars (Genre: literary fiction about music/musicians) While the song-craft portions of this novel may make readers feel a bit left out of the conversation, there is a lot to … Continue reading

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