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Esther Nairn
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Black-Scholes was first written down in the early 1970s but its story starts earlier than that, in the Dojima Rice Exchange in 17th Century Japan where futures contracts were written for rice traders...

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When a composer takes up the theme of unthinkable man-made tragedy as the impetus for a new piece, what is the proper tone to adopt? Richard Strauss, responding to the World War II bombing of Munich with “Metamorphosen,” fashioned a lament not only for a city but also for a culture vanished in violence and guilt. John Adams, asked to imagine a response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, produced “On the Transmigration of Souls,” a complex, contemplative work that used personal mementos as a springboard to transcendental concerns - By STEVE SMITH
Published: September 12, 2012

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Caroline Blyth, ed.: Decadent Verse, Anthem Press

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