The Loser, by Thomas Bernhard

The rambling, obsessive, internal thoughts of a bitter loser... who'd have thought they'd make such good reading? The Loser is about three piano virtuosos who meet in their early 20s at a music school. All three have great talent, but one of them is Glenn Gould (a real piano virtuoso--this story mixes some fact in …

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Word A Day: Accorder

Accorder ¬†Definition: One who accords assents or concedes Here it is! The first word I'm not familiar with. I am familiar with 'accord', of course, but I've never seen this noun version used. When I first saw this I thought of a musical instrument, like a recorder, or an accordion. Thinking about music, I wonder …