Tag Archives: Classical Music

Contre Le Monde, Contre La Vie

“Come, sweet death” is the title of a song of Johann Sebastian Bach. Unsurprisingly, the lyrics describe the “desire to depart” to say it with Saint Paul: “Come, sweet death, come, blessed rest, come lead me into peace, because I’m tired … Continue reading

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On Bernstein’s Tchaikovsky

Although I occassionally consider myself to be somewhat of a Puritan, I always found that Tchaikovsky is a terribly underrated composer, and that Bernstein gives us a Tchaikovsky for people who really do like Tchaikovsky. You probably wouldn’t approve of Bernstein’s … Continue reading

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