Monthly Archives: October 2015

Musical synergy

A very special kind of artistic collaboration is the synergy between artists and their friends, whether they work in the same art, a different one, or no art at all. Such a musical synergy is exploding in the famous beginning … Continue reading

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Admiring our Friends

It is thrilling and galvanizing to admire our greatest friends. Ιt fills our heart with joy to know they excel in skills, qualities, and virtues. It is even more exhilarating to see them praised in public. When they are applauded, … Continue reading

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A Conversation that Never Stops

Conversations with a close friend never stop. They unfold and stretch without interruption, each picking up where the last one paused. They are one and the same on-going conversation that just resumes, like the one opening Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony (1901). … Continue reading

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Whistling Brahms

A guy in the subway is whistling loudly the theme of the finale of Brahms’s 1st Symphony. Theodor Adorno is so annoyed by this incident that he mentions it at least twice, in his essays “On the Fetish-Character in Music … Continue reading

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