Monthly Archives: May 2009

Bucket of Truth

The other night I woke up from a vivid dream in which Anne Midgette was trying to prove that Charles Ives was gay using musical examples from his First Piano Sonata. The main thrust of this dream (so to speak) was clearly a reproach: I need to finish memorizing that monster of a piece before [...]

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Yet More Verbiage About The Goldberg Variations

In April, I drifted off course, steadily. I can’t decide if I was the Titanic or the Exxon Valdez. Icebergs massed around me in the gloom of my pleasures. The boat needed a captain, but the captain was tired of giving orders, had had enough, and perhaps not without cause. Now we are here in [...]

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