Category Archives: music (from the point of view of a listener)

Mozart’s “Jupiter” live (thoughts inspired by)

    Last night I saw a performance of Mozart’s symphony no. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. I dashed off my thoughts last night during intermission and on the subway and bus … Continue reading

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The Water Music; thoughts about death

    Last night, on December 2, 2017, I attended a concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York. The concert began with Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major. It is good when … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, piano lover; Rudolf Serkin; my stereo; the Oak Crest Inn

      On November 22, I saw a solo piano concert by Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting at Carnegie Hall. Her program consisted of: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”) Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 … Continue reading

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two of my favorite piano sonatas and how important the performer seems to be

    They are as follows:     Beethoven, piano sonata no. 27, opus 90, second movement (“Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen”; Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner)     Andrew Rangell   Emil Gilels … Continue reading

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Shostakovich (Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович)

  русский перевод см ниже The following is an email of mine to a friend which resulted from a conversation we were having yesterday.     — Roger W. Smith      February 3, 2017     *********************************************     You … Continue reading

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    Sarah Vaughan; “The Green Leaves of Summer”  

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Roger W. Smith, “war horses, Andy Williams, Leonard Bernstein”

  Yesterday was a stressful day for me. I bought a desktop computer, a “lemon,” and wanted to return it. I had to lug it back and forth to the computer store in a big box using public transit. After much … Continue reading

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