Sound Smart When You Talk About Music

WFMU’s Beware of the Blog has all the mp3s from a 1959 album that gives the correct pronunciations of classical composers, music terms, opera titles and musician’s names. Learning the vocabulary makes it much easier to enjoy and talk about classical music without sounding like a rube. Also, you can get all snotty and irritated when you her people mispronounce them. So, it’s win/win.

Now, if they would just post a guide to philosophers we’d certainly hear a lot more discussion of people like Sartre, Nietzsche and Heraclitus. I know that Weird Al would like to work a reference to Sartre into his next album but he’s not sure if it actually rhymes with "fart".

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