Category Archives: my favorite music

Astral Weeks

        *****************************************************   In my young twenties, shortly after I had moved to New York, I was listening one afternoon to a progressive rock radio station playing the type of music that everyone seemed to be listening … Continue reading

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more Philip Glass (piano)

          *****************************************************   Posted here are two Philip Glass piano pieces: Metamorphosis One Mad Rush     — Roger W. Smith

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Koyaanisqatsi

          *****************************************************   Posted here is the soundtrack of the film Koyaanisqatsi (also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance), a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass. In the Hopi … Continue reading

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Philip Glass, string quartet no. 4 (“Buczak”)

          *****************************************************     Glass’s string quartet no. 4, also known by its title “Buczak,” was commissioned by Geoffrey Hendricks in remembrance of the artist Brian Buczak. Brian Buczak succumbed to AIDS in 1987 at the … 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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Philip Glass, “Metamorphosis”

        Philip Glass, “Metamorphosis Two.” Played by Manon Clément.       *****************************************************     This is one of my favorite Philip Glass pieces. I have never heard of Manon Clément. She has made quite a few … Continue reading

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my apologies

    I have stated on the “About” page on this site, and elsewhere, that the music on this blog is downloadable. I thought it was. I noted my desire “to share some rare recordings from my collection of classical … Continue reading

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