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  • Max Hollins wrote on January 15, 2008 report

    Reminds me of the "Slow Movement", as described in the book In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore, which espouses a more measured approach to life in general, whether it be in relation to food, family, music, etc. Some musicians have suggested much of the classical repertoire is played faster than intended by the composers, oftentimes up to twice the pace of the original notation. They play some of the most famous pieces at half the speed that most modern orchestras play the same works. Apparently, it makes for a revelatory listening experience, whereby one is able to have a fuller, more immersed appreciation of the music. The practitioners of Slow Food pay much attention and care to the preparation of a meal, as well as its consumption, as opposed to the predominant mode in North America of flash cooking and scarfing it down so that we can move onto the sedentary leisure of TV viewing...

    Food for thought.