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Stumbling waltz

June 18, 2011
It’s a stumbling waltz I dance, the orchestra slightly off-rhythm, the string section a sixteenth-turn-of-the-peg off-key. There are no program notes for this sort of thing, no explanation of the composer’s intent.

The music’s stutters more as it goes, but this is how I learned to dance, years ago, and how I’m still learning. ONE-two-three, ONE-two-three, everything all a-jangle. The conductor already left the stage, but the music, it never quite resolves.

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