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Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Avatar Michael Drew
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    One of my faves. Schubert adapted another movement of this incidental music as the slow movement of his String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (which is therefore known as the “Rosamunde Quartet”):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t0TIhKoUbY (incidental msic – orchestra).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REM9nQOEg1Y (quartet).

    If you like this music, I can’t recommend this recording by Claudio Abbado and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe highly enough: http://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Chamber-Orchestra-Conductor-Mezzo-Soprano/dp/B000001GEP

    The track with the movement Mike played is the last one and the track with the music I linked to is number 7. Sample them all, though.Report

    • Avatar Roger in reply to Michael Drew
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      The ability to stream music sure has empowered Classical listeners. When I find something I like I often search out and find dozens of performances of it and then screen through those for best performance and recording quality.

      When I was younger, my friends and I use to spend a sizeable portion of our income on music (which we then shared amongst ourselves — I still have all the Maxell tapes). Now we have twenty million performances for less than ten bucks a month. Amazing.Report

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