Music preferences

The Power of Music: “You Brought Me Trumpets? You’re An Angel!”

“Oh my God! You brought me trumpets? You’re an angel!” In the process of reading the posts left about a particular piece of classical music on YouTube (Mahler Symphony #2, the Resurrection Symphony), I noticed that one woman posted a particularly poignant memory she had of her mother’s last moments in the hospital, and the misunderstanding …

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So Back to Music for a Sec: Sorrow and Loss in Music

I was sitting here at my desktop computer when a Facebook message came in to Claudia and me telling us that the Metropolitan performance of our all time favorite opera, “Der Rosenkavalier” was going to be broadcast to some specially-equipped movie houses around the country on May 13 (a Saturday afternoon).  Well, we found that …

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1) “Challenge-Averse News Seekers” and 2) What Music Do You Listen to?

Note: Ran into the name of a social psychologist whose work explicates two areas I have an interest in.  This post explains who he is and what he has offered up that related to my interests. First, I’m on my old harangue here about the ideological partisans I know (both right and left) who can …

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