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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

kitty composer

Legend hath it that Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) had a cat named Pulcinella, and that this kitty liked to walk on his harpsicord keyboard. One day he captured the note sequence of Pulcinella's footfalls, and around it built the Fugue in G minor. In the 19th century, this became known as the Cat's Fugue (with some name variations).

Wanna hear it?

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