Nielsen Symphony No. 4

Still the most difficult orchestral piece I’ve played (though I played it quite poorly at the time): Gotta love the dueling timpani. And insanely difficult string runs.

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Charles Mingus had what must be the coolest double bass on the planet: Photo credit: tm_marcello

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Check your head

Paul Graham’s latest essay returns to the ground that first made me notice and hold him in high regard. Holding a Program in One’s Head delves into what kind of intellectual exercise software development is (one that requires focused and uninterrupted thinking) and then goes on to provide a bunch of guidelines for effective programmer… Continue reading Check your head

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