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

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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Haydn, symphony No. 6 in D major (“Le matin”)

    Haydn, symphony No. 6 in D major (“Le matin”)    

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Roger W. Smith, “On Listening to Music”

  Once a visitor to our home, a man I didn’t know who was discussing music with my father, asked my father, a professional musician, “does he play too?” referring to me. My father answered, “No, he doesn’t. But he … Continue reading

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