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Sublime Music in the Face of Tragedy

“Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings begins softly, with a single note, a B flat, played by the violins. Two beats later the lower strings enter, creating an uneasy, shifting suspension as the melody begins a stepwise motion, like the hesitant … Continue reading

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Posts in Pairs (3). Violence Against Women

Hypatia, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, murdered by a Christian mob in Alexandria about 415 AD I live in Switzerland, which was the last country in Europe to give women the  right to vote. Also the last witch was burnt here. I … Continue reading

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