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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Language of the Soul

They say that music is the language of the soul. Here we have a sterling example of that, the music of Philip Glass being played on piano by Paul Barnes. Paul has transcribed the operas of Mr. Glass for piano.

Dr. Barnes' web site.

I often dislike modern music, especially of the sharp staccato honking variety,but when I first heard it a few years ago, I soon found myself caught up in the music of Philip Glass as played by Paul Barnes, and was enchanted. It was like a swift voyage on a troubled sea, with dolphins popping out alongside. I didn’t hear it again till recently, and I find that it’s as good as or better than I remembered. I love it, actually. I haven’t heard all of Glass’s music by any means, but surely this must be a good snippet to begin with. Enjoy!

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