The music department’s spring postgraduate forum was held on Thursday 2nd March. We had a packed day with a really wide range of topics covered, issues touched on, and genres explored. Click for full report and timetable.
You owe me 500 swedish crowns.
On my 50 birthhday i made a wish to my partner I want most of all Ulysses read on naxos 4CD set. And so I got it. It was not cheap, about 100$.
I have read the book already, it was my favourite literary work (along with "In a search of..." by Proust). I found it extremely funny, intellgent, enjoyable.
So I opened the box and put disc into cd player...
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck...it was the one of the greatest disappointments in my life. It was many years ago, but I´m still pissed of when thinking of it.
An butcher, on the cd cover going by the name of Roger Marsh, cut of all my favourite pieces, callin it "abridgement.
It was like if someone has plocked away all raisins off the cake, or painted over Giocondas smile. Im sorry, I think Roger Marsh is an incompetent person and not should be allowed to work with books, especially good boks, as he has ambitions to improve a good book to make it better.
By the way, you owe me 100 bucks. I tried to get the money back from the book store, but they for some reasons refused.
Thanks for the education. I couldn't believe that someone as wild as the English Translation of Schoenberg's 21 stanzas shows me of Giraud that he was some poet. Again, he postmoderns the fashionable moderns. I keep him on my list of books to acquire now that he been collected. Paul
Nice to read. Been busy for a few days with a Dutch translation of Schönbergs piece. Discovered also the beauty of Giraud, but it's hard to match it in the music. A bit more rhyming feels like a bore one the music, but internal rhyme works fine.
In Dutch we have a lot of German-like words, but also a lot of problem-giving differences, for example 'meinem' is 'mijn' like mine.
I hate the trend of sticking to the original language, while the rest is free at will, and I guess there will be already a director busy planning La Bohème into a Covid19 drama. Vocal-Music should be without a language-barrier, especially something like this.
Jan Rot, Rotterdam.
Thanks for this Federico. It's good to see the Blog page in action again!
This is an amazing project. I hope you will get feedback from anyone who takes on the challenge of downloading your software and replicating the process with their own archive. I'd have to go back to school to even begin to understand how I would do that, and before you offer - no thanks. But if others do, it would be interesting to hear about their results. Maybe you can update us with another blog at a later stage?
As for 'Midlockdown' - thanks for sharing it. Unlike you, I haven't been in the slightest bit bored since confinement back in March; lucky I guess. And I have always struggled with mammoth pieces. I've got a mind like a fly. But I have dipped into all the tracks so generously provided here for free, and hit on some great things. Great that you will emerge from Lockdown with a memento like this! Pura vida, mae!