Classical Music

Someone should REALLY do a study of the rise of classical music departments in college/universities and compare those to conservatories.

The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan

Originally posted on Music for time's ending:
[Article first published as Music Review: Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu – The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan: Piano Works on Blogcritics.] Perhaps my readers will not be too familiar with enigmatic classical composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920). This comes as no surprise, because though Griffes was a brilliant Impressionist…

Reblog: A little more friction, please.

Reblog: A Visit to the Frederick’s Historical Piano Collection

Originally posted on Music for time's ending:
[Article first published as Concert Review: Pianist Junghwa Lee at the Ashburnham Community Church, 10/2/11, with the Frederick Piano Collection on Blogcritics.] On October 2, 2011, at 4:00 PM, the Frederick’s Historical Piano Collection hosted a concert at the Ashburnham Community Church. Concert pianist Junghwa Lee, who is currently…

Spirituality and Failure of Recognition in “The Waste Land”

The physical waste land featured in “The Burial of the Dead,” with its Biblical allusions, returns in “What the Thunder Said.” The reader has journeyed through many places, from the desert and the dead tree to Unreal City and places like the Thames, Margate Sands, Carthage, and more and lived through the crucifixion of Christ. … Continue reading

So here’s a pet peeve of mine…

Misattributed quotes. I came across this quote on tumblr late this night, and something seemed off to me. The term “umbrella” seemed strangely modern, as did the overall mood and language of the poem. Shakespeare? I didn’t think so. This is one of those quotes which has been attributed so often to Shakespeare that so … Continue reading