Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/31/2023 - 12:29

The time today calls for the following musical movement that is in adagio tempo. A ballet displaying difficult feats of balance.

Why do Republican leaders still pretend all is okay and why that is a problem

If states passed a law requiring that every citizen cast a ballot in federal elections every two years, others might soon follow. If a few reliably blue states with large populations passed such a measure, we would end up with a different political landscape.

Some call the GOP a  Clown Car while others fear another #MAGA Repubkican shit-show on the horizon.

Composer Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American pianist, conductorbaritone, and music educator and one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. The music critic Donal Henahan said, No other American maestro has reportedly enjoyed an early, persistent, and long-lasting acclaim.

Principally influenced by nearly a decade of composition studies and more than a quarter of century years of study with his uncle, the composer Sidney Homer, Barber's music usually eschewed the experimental trends of musical modernism in favor of traditional 19th-century harmonic language and formal structure embracing lyricism and emotional expression.

However, he adopted elements of modernism after 1940 in some of his compositions, such as increased use of dissonance and chromaticism in Medea's Dance of Vengeance (1955); and the use of tonal ambiguity and narrow use of serialism in his Piano Sonata (1949), Prayers of Kierkegaard (1954), and Nocturne (1959).

Adagio for Strings