Donald Stark's Story

To hear the world in a single note and heaven in a triad

November 19, 2012

Doesn’t it blow you away when someone sneaks into your brain and snatches your thoughts?  That’s what Tommasini did in his NY Times column yesterday. 
A single chord can knock you on your ass.  (How to break a heart with one chord.)  Even a single note.  (That growling bent E string in Jimi’s "House Burning Down" solo.) 
I’d love to know — what notes (or rests!) send you flying?

Categories:   Commentary, Composers, Chopin, Mahler

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