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Month: May 2007

Christopher Schlegel, Piano Waltzes No. 1 – 24

How doesa musicalnovice write a proper review for Classical Music?
After some reflection, the answer to my own question is to write a simple and honest review.

Christopher Schlegel Piano Waltzes No. 1 – 24

I think it’s so important to say something when you come across abrilliant artist who truly pours their heart and soul in to their creations! Christopher is a well rounded musician andis quite the Maestro when it comes to composing classical as well as other types of music. After getting to know Christopher a bit, I do wonder (and maybe his wife and son could answer) does he look the eccentric (similar to what Beethoven would have perhaps looked like) as much as we all imagine when he’s composing something new? 🙂

I don’t necessarily have a favorite piece on this CD yet.Although they are all Waltzes, some of the compositions like the Waltz in E Flat Minor sounds quite modern to me. It’s almost haunting!And then going on to the Waltz in F Major, which is very traditional. I canimagine this piece on harpsichord as well! Very, very light and pretty! They are all quality works! What makes this so good,Christopher artfully tells a story on the piano and it is up to the listener to interpret and incorporate what they hear in to their moment. Timeless!

Bravo, Christopher!!

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Mid-May update

Since I have a few minutes to read something other than Op-Center (I’m on the 8th book), here are some issues that are interesting:
*The price of postal stamps will be going up from 39 cents to 41 cents beginning May 14th. Time to get a new book of stamps.

*My husband told me there’d been riots in France due to the outcome of their Presidential Election.

*As I am able, I like to keep tabs on whether or not Scotland will eventually vote to secede from Britain. I haven’t formed an opinion about whether it is a good or bad idea, just interested to see what is going on in the UK. This morning I found an article mentioning nationalist political parties from both Scotland and Wales. hm… nationalist? Deserves more research.

*I’d only touched on reading about a free speech issueand a Finnish blogger. I hadn’t had time to find a proper translation, but do see there is a recent update regarding the matter available by Prodos.

*In the near future I will write a little something on a different post about Christopher Schlegel’s very nice Piano Waltz CD. Meantime, check out his site! Hooray! 🙂

(I’m adding this update as a reminder for myself as well.)
Below are links for additional/continued information on the Free Speech case and the Finnish blogger, Mikko Ellila.
Sydney Kendall will continue with more information on her blog, Sydney Kendall Says.
And Greg has provided some good commentary and information about free speech on his blog, Zigory.

It’d be interesting to look at the laws and find what defines free speech versusinciting violence,compare US law to the laws of the European Union. Does EU law supercede Finnish law? As I said yesterday, I’ve only had time to barely touchthe basics of this issue so far.

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