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March 2010

19th Century Listening Journal

Gustav Mahler

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A closer look into the first of Gustav Mahler’s ‘Kindertotenlieder’ reveals close connections between poet and composer, and their personal struggles with death and life.
Megan Pleviak, Mark Thomas

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19th Century Listening Journal

Fernando Sor and the Forgotten Music of Guitar in the 19th Century

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An example in the 19th century of how the guitar was and is still under appreciated even though it had the same musicianship and value of other music of the same period.
Nick Kor, Andy Wolf, David Feily

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19th Century Listening Journal

Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony involves a very catchy four note motive, which is passed around throughout the first movement of the symphony in various tonalities and timbres.  Because this motive is so recognizable, contemporary bands have tried to incorporate it into their songs with various levels of success.
Matt Potter, Jon Dostal

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