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Below are listed my forays into the realms of music and literature. 


PIANO

Composer Name
J.S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Rachmaninoff Prelude No 6, Op 23
John Adams Phrygian Gates
Bach Goldberg Variations
Chopin Nocturne Op 48, No 1
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue No 16 Op 87
Rachmaninoff Prelude No. 8 in G minor
Liszt Ballade No. 2
J S Bach Partita 1 BWV 825
Maurice Ravel Sonatine (all movements)
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op 23 No 2
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux Op 33 No 8
Chopin Etude Op 10 No 8
Beethoven Sonata Op 27 No 1
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux Op 39 No 2
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op 32 No 10
Chopin Etude Op 10 No 4
Chopin Ballade Op 23 (Incomplete)
Bach Toccata and Fugue in E minor, BWV 914
Bach Goldberg Variation No. 10
Beethoven Rondo in G major Op. 51, No.2
Ludwig von Beethoven Sonata No. 3 Op.2 (I, II, III, IV)
Ferenc Liszt Trois Etudes de Concert III. Un Sospiro
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux Number 8 Opus 39
Mozart Sonata KV332 (all movements)
J.S.Bach Prelude and Fugue Number 21 in B-flat Major
Haydn Sonata Number 37 in D Major - Allegro con brio
Edvard Grieg Summer Evening (Sommeraften)
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux Number 5 in E-flat Minor
Beethoven Sonata Number 3 Opus 31 - Allegro
Chopin Etude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Chopin Etude No. 1 in F Minor from "Three New Etudes"
Rachmaninoff "Fantasy" Suit No. 1, Op. 5 (for two pianos, part two)
Muczynski "Toccata" for the piano, Op. 15
Chopin "Etude in C Minor, Revolutionary" Op. 10, No. 12
Johannes Brahms "Intermezzo" from Acht Kavierstucke, Op. 76
Claude Debussy "The girl with the flaxen hair"
Claude Debussy "Minstrels"
Claude Debussy Image 1 "Reflets dans l'eau"
Claude Debussy "What the West wind has seen"
Yan Dusek Sonata "Le Retour a Paris" 1st movement Op. 70
Grieg Notturno, No. 33
Joseph Haydn Sonata No. 32
Kent Kennan Preludes for Piano, No. 3
Chopin Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7
Schubert Impromptu, No 2, Op. 90
Bach Little Preludes No. 2 and 3
Chopin Preludes No. 5 and 6
Beethoven Sonata No. 9


BOOKS

Date Title Author
Dec 12, 2017 Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
Sep 30, 2017 What Happened Hillary Clinton
Aug 15, 2017 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Steven Pinker
Jul 19, 2017 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
Jun 24, 2017 Born a Crime Trevor Noah
May 02, 2017 Hillbilly Elegy J. D. Vance
Apr 22, 2017 Khrushchev Remembers Edward Crankshaw
Feb 12, 2017 A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn
Jan 15, 2017 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Oct 15, 2016 Without You There Is No Us Suki Kim
Sep 10, 2016 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson
Sep 06, 2016 Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton
Aug 11, 2016 Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne
Aug 09, 2016 Startide Rising David Brin
Jul 13, 2016 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge
Jun 22, 2016 End of Eternity Isaac Asimov
Jun 10, 2016 A wrinkle in time Madeleine L'Engle
Jun 03, 2016 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
Mar 13, 2016 Everything Is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer Duncan J. Watts
Feb 16, 2016 Sex at Dawn Cacilda Jethá & Christopher Ryan
Dec 21, 2015 Contact Carl Sagan
Dec 06, 2015 Food in History Reay Tannahill
Oct 23, 2015 The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower Stephen King
Sep 30, 2015 The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah Stephen King
Sep 15, 2015 The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla Stephen King
Sep 03, 2015 The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass Stephen King
Aug 22, 2015 The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands Stephen King
Aug 14, 2015 The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three Stephen King
Aug 05, 2015 The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Stephen King
Jul 07, 2015 White Nights F.M. Dostoyevski
Mar 30, 2015 Russia, a 1,000-year Chronicle of the Wild East Martin Sixsmith
Jan 05, 2015 Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
Oct 15, 2014 Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein
Aug 25, 2014 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
Aug 14, 2014 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
Aug 01, 2014 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham
Jun 20, 2014 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
Jun 10, 2014 О нежности Надежда Тэффи
Jun 03, 2014 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
May 29, 2014 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula Le Guin
May 07, 2014 The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven
Apr 06, 2014 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
Mar 11, 2014 Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut
Jan 10, 2014 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
Dec 29, 2013 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
Dec 23, 2013 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. HeinLein
Dec 8, 2013 Childhood's End Arthur C Clarke
Dec 3, 2013 Rendezous with Rama Arthur C Clarke
Nov 30, 2013 Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons
Nov 14, 2013 Hyperion Dan Simmons
Oct 23, 2013 Ringworld Larry Niven
Aug 24, 2013 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
Jul 24, 2013 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Jun 06, 2013 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick
May 20, 2013 Tale of Genji (abridged) (translated by Royall Tyler) Murasaki Shikibu
Apr 20, 2013 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera
Jan 17, 2013 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Patrick Süskind
Dec 30, 2012 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
Dec 22, 2012 The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dec 17, 2012 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Nov 10, 2012 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak
Sep 22, 2012 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Aug 31, 2012 A PhD Is Not Enough: A Guide To Survival In Science Peter J. Feibelman
Aug 10, 2012 The Foundation Trilogy Issac Asimov
Jun 23, 2012 Anna Karenina F.M. Dostoyevski
Mar 01, 2012 The Sandman (full series) Neil Gaiman
Dec 22, 2011 The Gap Into Power: A Dark and Hungry God Arises Stephen R. Donaldson
Nov 16, 2011 The Game-players of Titan Philip K. Dick
Oct 20, 2011 House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski
Jun 09, 2011 Neuromancer William Gibson
Apr 16, 2011 The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
Oct 31, 2010 How To Lie With Statistics Darrell Huff
Oct 20, 2010 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov
Sep 29, 2010 Hotel Arthur Hailey
Aug 30, 2010 Nemesis Isaac Asimov
Jul 26, 2010 Father Gorio (Russian translation) Honore de Balzac
Feb 21, 2010 Otherland: Sea of Silver Light Tad Williams
Jan 04, 2010 Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass Tad Williams
Dec 07, 2009 Otherland: River of Blue Fire Tad Williams
Nov 07, 2009 Otherland: City of Golden Shadows Tad Williams
Feb 27, 2009 Economics Explained Robert Heilbroner, Lester Thurow
Aug 18, 2008 Essentials of Philosophy James Mannion
Aug 01, 2008 Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (14 chapters) Douglas R. Hofstadter
May 19, 2008 America's Global Influence: Opposing Viewpoints David M. Haugen, Susan Musser (editors)
Jan 28, 2008 Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality - Solving the Quantum Mysteries John Gribbin
Jan 11, 2008 Dune, House Atreides Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Dec 26, 2007 Mort Terry Pratchett
Sep 03, 2007 Unknown Quantity - A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra John Derbyshire
Aug 09, 2007 The Trial and Death of Socrates Plato
Jul 26, 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J. K. Rowling
Jul 18, 2007 A History of Musical Thought Donald N Ferguson
May 03, 2007 Chaos: Making a New Science James Gleick
Apr 27, 2007 Piano - The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand James Barron
Feb 02, 2007 Nine Tomorrows Isaac Asimov
Nov 12, 2006 The End of Faith Sam Harris
Jul 16, 2006 A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
Jul 03, 2006 Universe on a T-Shirt Dan Falk
Jun 10, 2006 The Golden Ratio Mario Livio
Dec 24, 2005 Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver
Nov 23, 2005 A World Out Of Time Larry Niven
Sep 09, 2005 Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions Edwin A. Abbott
Aug 31, 2005 Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling
Aug 07, 2005 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
Jul 29, 2005 The Dosadi Experiment Frank Herbert
Jul 20, 2005 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling
Jul 12, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling
Jul 06, 2005 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling
Jul 03, 2005 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling
Jun 19, 2005 Man's World, Woman's Place Elizabeth Janeway
May 30, 2005 Foundation and Earth Isaac Asimov
May 22, 2005 The White Plague Frank Herbert
May 17, 2005 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling
Dec 03, 2004 The cartoon history of the Universe I & II Larry Gonick
Nov 14, 2004 Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card
Nov 05, 2004 Xenocide Orson Scott Card
Oct 23, 2004 The Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card
Oct 15, 2004 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
Oct 11, 2004 Earth Descended Fred Saberhagen
Sep 01, 2004 Alaska James A. Michener
Jul 01, 2004 Creatures of Light and Darkness Roger Zelazny
Jun 30, 2004 Chapterhouse: Dune Frank Herbert
Jun 21, 2004 Heretics of Dune Frank Herbert
Jun 13, 2004 God Emperor of Dune Frank Herbert
Jun 06, 2004 Children of Dune Frank Herbert
May 29, 2004 Dune Messiah Frank Herbert
May 25, 2004 Dune Frank Herbert
May 18, 2004 Crime and Punishment F.M.Dostoyevski
Apr 30, 2004 Jack of Shadows Roger Zelazny
Apr 24, 2004 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny
Apr 16, 2004 Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy Robert Jourdain
Mar 27, 2004 Inferno Lary Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Mar 21, 2004 The Bicentennial Mand and Othr Stories Isaac Asimov
Mar 17, 2004 Poland James A. Michener
Feb 13, 2004 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
Feb 02, 2004 No Exit Jean-Paul
Jan 31, 2004 Medea Euripides
Jan 28, 2004 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
Jan 22, 2004 Foundation's Edge Isaac Asimov
Jan 14, 2004 Foe from the Mind A.S.Griboyedov
Jan 04, 2004 Merrick Anne Rice
Jan 01, 2004 Vittorio the Vampire Anne Rice
Dec 27, 2003 Pandora Anne Rice
Dec 24, 2003 The Evenings near Dekanka N.V.Gogol
Dec 14, 2003 Idiot F.M.Dostoyevski
Nov 21, 2003 Brothers Karamazov F.M.Dostoyevski
Oct 17, 2003 Salome Oscar Wilde
Oct 17, 2003 The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
Sep 29, 2003 The Fountainhead Ayn Rand
Aug 18, 2003 Notes from the Underground F.M.Dostoyevski
Jul 04, 2003 The Way To Freedom Dalai Lama
May 10, 2003 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Apr 14, 2003 Second Foundation Isaac Asimov
Apr 06, 2003 Foundation and Empire Isaac Asimov
Mar 28, 2003 Foundation Issac Asimov
Mar 21, 2003 I, Robot Isaac Asimov
Mar 09, 2003 Demon Seed Dean Koontz
Feb 23, 2003 Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice
Nov 30, 2002 Homeland R.A.Salvatore
Nov 22, 2002 The Black Cauldron Lloyd Alexander
Nov 17, 2002 The Castle of Llyr Lloyd Alexander
Nov 10, 2002 The Book of Three Lloyd Alexander
Oct 27, 2002 Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
Oct 03, 2002 Revelations Douglas E. Winter
Sep 21, 2002 Ishmael Daniel Quinn
Jul 30, 2002 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy J.R.R.Tolkien
May 19, 2002 Legion of the Damned William C. Dietz
May 11, 2002 Ordinary People Judith Guest
Apr 07, 2002 The Call of the Wild Jack London
Mar 10, 2002 1984 George Orwell
Feb 03, 2002 Locked in Time Lois Duncan
Jan 31, 2002 The Keeper of the Isis Light Monica Hughes
Jan 26, 2002 Dracula Bram Stoker
Jan 09, 2002 Keeping the Moon Sarah Dessen