Monthly Archives: January 2011

Week 2: Beethoven’s Sonata in A major for Piano and Cello, Op. 69

The Opus 69 sonata was composed in 1808, during what is often called Beethoven’s “Heroic” period. This is after he realized he was losing his hearing and became somewhat obsessed with ideas of heroism and, in particular, the figure of … Continue reading

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Week 1: Stravinsky’s Pulcinella

I’m going to start with what may be my favorite piece of all time, Stravinsky’s ballet Pulcinella. Now, this is not a canonic piece at all, it’s actually somewhat of a rarity, and that’s probably due to its unconventional provenance. … Continue reading

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It’s the beginning of a new year, and there are a few things I want to accomplish that can be tracked on a week-by-week basis.  Like most people, I want to work on my weight.  And each week I want … Continue reading

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