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As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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tanuki_87 in Santa Cruz is doing 29 things including…

Listen to more classical music


tanuki_87 has written 1 entry about this goal

Organizing my listening

For a year or so my love for classical music has grown. Now the great majority of the music I listen to is classical. However, my listening has always been unorganized.

I got a great idea from a poster in this site. She listened to a composer a month, so I’ll be doing more or less the same. Of course that doesn’t mean that I can’t listen to works by other composers, but I’ll focus on that particular composer.

I wanted to randomize it, so I put the names of many composers (58 to be exact) in papers in a bag. I took them out one by one and assigned each consecutive composer to a month.

This is what I got:

January: Paganini
February: Mahler
March: Weber
April: Mussorgsky
May: Händel
June: Ives
July: Dvořák
August: Fauré
September: Richard Strauss
October: Holst
November: Liszt
December: Webern

I’m looking forward to it!


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