Archive for January, 2011

  • Perfect pitch (“absolute pitch”) is the capability of certain people to hear a note, without any harmonic context, and correctly identify its pitch.  Scientists are not certain how perfect pitch is developed, but there is a general consensus that it is a mixture of genetics and early-aged exposure/training.

    Perfect Pitch: Recognizing Notes Out of Thin Air

    Perfect pitch (“absolute pitch”) is the capability of certain people to hear a note, without any harmonic context, and correctly identify its pitch. Scientists are not certain how perfect pitch is developed, but there is a general consensus that it is a mixture of genetics and early-aged exposure/training.

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  • n creating his definitive piece on the world of sleeping, Britten (though admittedly cryptically) shares with us a number of his own dreams: dreams of adventure on the high seas, dreams of strange and erotic attractions, dreams of terror at the threat of violence, dreams of macabre hauntings, and dreams of happy summer afternoons.  The dream that he shares in the final Shakespeare sonnet, however, is the most cryptic of them all.

    Benjamin Britten’s “Nocturne” Part 10 – Britten’s Dreams

    n creating his definitive piece on the world of sleeping, Britten (though admittedly cryptically) shares with us a number of his own dreams: dreams of adventure on the high seas, dreams of strange and erotic attractions, dreams of terror at the threat of violence, dreams of macabre hauntings, and dreams of happy summer afternoons. The dream that he shares in the final Shakespeare sonnet, however, is the most cryptic of them all.

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