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Don't mess with aficionados of Polish composers [Dec. 20th, 2012|09:09 pm]
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I've been listening to the audiobook version of Watchlist (two novellas written serially by nearly 20 thriller writers) and during the first novella, I was reminded of watching an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" called "The Masterpiece Society" and a scene in particular where this boy is playing classical piano. I loved that scene.

The next day, on Usenet, someone was whining and saying, "And who the hell did they hire to write that crap that that kid was playing? That sucked! Worst TV music I've ever heard!"

I did not have to jump on this guy myself, plenty of others did, who said, "That's Frederic Chopin's Prelude in E Minor, not music written for TV, so might we suggest a few classes in music appreciation?"

I also got the urge to learn to play that particular prelude again.

The novella's title? "The Chopin Manuscript."
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[User Picture]From: madfilkentist
2012-12-21 11:09 am (UTC)

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I couldn't call it up by reference, so I just pulled my Chopin book out and recognized as one I'd learned but hadn't played in years. It's quite a lovely one, and somehow appropriate to the darkest time of the year. I just played through it (a little roughly, I'll admit). Thank you.