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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Eric chooses a soundtrack for us

Gregory Arnott has asked Eric Wagner (author of An Insider's Guide to Robert Anton Wilson, new edition out soon, more about that coming up) to suggest pieces to serve as a soundtrack for our ongoing The Widow's Son discussion group, and Eric has agreed to rise to the challenge.

"For this week (chapters 5 & 6), I have selected Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 20 #4 from 1772. Joseph Kerman frequently refers to the fugal finales from the Op. 20 quartets as Haydn demonstrating he had mastered Baroque counterpoint," Eric says.

Many of you with a library card should also be able to borrow from Hoopla, as I have just done.


Eric Wagner said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I consider Haydn my first musical love. A teacher played the Surprise Symphony for my class in first grade. I have loved his music ever since.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

This is a lovely piece. Thanks Eric.