Jānis Kalniņš – In the Quiet Hour (Klusā Stundā)

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Evolution and Homicide: A Better Graph

A commenter on this blog, K. L. Onthank, saw some of the problems with the graph I posted previously, comparing acceptance of evolution and homicide rates, and decided to rectify the problem. Here is the chart they kindly came up with and shared! The increased accuracy is worth the price of having Americans who see [Read More...]

Imants Kalniņš – Blow Ye Wind!

A nice little piece by Imants Kalniņš, a living Latvian composer who has written in a range of styles from symphonies to rock opera! [Read more...]

Rainbow (Beautiful Music – Just Ignore the Scary Panda Monster)

When I traveled to Latvia with students, one delight was discovering that country’s rich musical heritage. Here is a piece I listened to today by one of my favorite Latvian composers, Jānis Ivanovs. Just ignore the image of a scary, three-headed panda breathing rainbows and enjoy the music! [Read more...]


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