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May 25, 2022

Through solitudes

in Bloc

by Sílvia

Song of the week: Durch Einsamkeiten (J. Marx) - C. Stotijn, J. Breinl, A. Tamestit
The Oxbow -  Thomas Cole

Joseph Marx, born in Graz (Austria) in 1882, experienced a similar situation to that of so many young people of his time, of decades later and, even, of our time: when a child, it was evident that he was a gifted musician; later, he became an excellent pianist who aspired to be a composer, but his father wanted him to study something more important as law. As many other young person back then and now , he wasted his time in the classroom until he left his career to study Philosophy and Art History; by 1909 [...]