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Monday, June 24, 2019

Da Capo*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:44 AM

The Small quotation is from a page describing his transcription
for string quartet of Bach's Goldberg Variations:

https://manontroppomusic.wordpress.com/goldberg-variations/.

* See too other Log24 occurrences of "da capo." 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

For Zankel Hall

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:23 AM

See also other posts now tagged For Zankel Hall.
(Note the phrase "geometric complexities" in those posts.)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Variations

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:22 AM

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Lively Hallows

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:11 PM

Structure of the eightfold cube

Friday, July 29, 2005

Friday July 29, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:44 AM
Anatomy of a Death

From today's New York Times:

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From the Washington Post:

"Al Held, an American artist who painted large-scale abstract works… was found dead July 27, floating in a swimming pool at his villa…. The cause of death was not reported, but Italian police said he died of natural causes. He was 76."

From the Associated Press,
filed at 4:34 PM ET July 27, 2005:

"Held once described his work this way: 'Historically, the priests and wise men believed that it was the artist's job to make images of heaven and hell believable, even though nobody had experienced these places.'

'Today,' he went on, 'scientists talk about vast worlds and universes that the senses cannot experience. The purpose of the nonobjective artist is to create these images.'"

Another view:

"Most modern men do not believe in hell because they have not been there."
— Review of Malcolm Lowry's novel Under the Volcano (1947)

Related material:

The Four Last Things.

  Hollywood images:
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And from Mathematics and Narrative:

By Their Fruits

Today's (July 22) birthdays:
Don Henley and Willem Dafoe

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Related material:

Mathematics and Narrative,

Crankbuster.

"And the fruit is rotten;
the serpent's eyes shine
as he wraps around the vine
in the Garden of Allah."

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Wednesday July 27, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:59 AM
Mathematics
and Narrative
,
continued:

Crank.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Monday July 25, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:56 AM

Final Arrangements,

continued
 
From Log24
Saturday morning:

Four Last Things,
Math Awareness Month,
Go Ask Alice,
Meet Joe Black.
 

From Meet Joe Black:

"Should I be afraid?"

"Not a man like you."

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See also Final Arrangements, June 16, 2005.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Saturday July 23, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:17 AM
Final Arrangements,
continued

From today's New York Times online obituaries:

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Related material:

Four Last Things,
Math Awareness Month,
Go Ask Alice,
Meet Joe Black.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Thursday June 16, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:02 PM
Final Arrangements, continued:

"Joe Strauss to
Joe Six-Pack"

(Editor's sneering headline
for a David Brooks essay
in today's New York Times)
and Back Again

"I was emptying some boxes in my basement the other day and I came across an essay somebody had clipped on Ernest Hemingway from the July 14, 1961, issue of Time magazine. The essay was outstanding. Over three pages of tightly packed prose, with just a few photos, the anonymous author performed the sort of high-toned but accessible literary analysis that would be much harder to find in a mass market magazine today….

The sad thing is that this type of essay was not unusual in that era….

The magazines would devote pages to the work of theologians like Abraham Joshua Heschel* or Reinhold Niebuhr. They devoted as much space to opera as to movies because an educated person was expected to know something about opera, even if that person had no prospect of actually seeing one….

Back in the late 1950's and early 1960's, middlebrow culture, which is really high-toned popular culture, was thriving in America. There was still a sense that culture is good for your character, and that a respectable person should spend time absorbing the best that has been thought and said."

— David Brooks,
   The New York Times,
   June 16, 2005

The Time essay begins by quoting Hemingway himself:

"All stories,
 if continued far enough,
 end in death,
 and he is no true storyteller
 who would keep that from you."

Here is the top section of today's
New York Times obituaries.
 
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Here is the
middlebrow part —

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Esteemed Conductor
Dies at 91

— and here is a link that returns,
as promised in this entry's headline,
to "Joe Strauss"
complete with polkas.

*  "Judaism is a religion of time, not space."
    — Wikipedia on Heschel.
    See the recent Log24 entries
    Star Wars continued,
    Dark City, and
    Cross-Referenced, and last year's
    Bloomsday at 100.

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