Elaine Fine

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Composer and Performing Musician
Location Charleston, Illinois, United States
Introduction I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I have been keeping this space in the blogosphere alive with assumptions about music (and assorted other things) since 2005.
Interests classical music, musicology, composition, chamber music, literature about music, cooking, music reviews, violin, viola, piano, singing, opera, renaissance music, baroque music, Emma Goldman, Maurice Maeterlinck, Gene Stratton Porter, Hans Christian Andersen
Favorite Movies The Children of Paradise, Grand Illusion, A Mighty Wind, All the Mornings of the World, Rules of the Game, The Cranes are Flying, The Bicycle Thief, The Illusionist, Trouble in Paradise, Some Like it Hot
Favorite Music Bach Cantatas, Haydn String Quartets, Haydn Piano Sonatas, Mozart String Quartets, Beethoven String Quartets, Schubert String Quartets, Opera, Contemporary Opera, Heinrich Isaac, Renaissance music, Medieval Music
Favorite Books Girl of the Limberlost, Madame Bovary, all of Hans Christian Andersen's stories, and everything by Stefan Zweig, Willa Cather, Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Steven Millhauser, and Honoré de Balzac.