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要演奏 639 年的 《越慢越好》 A Performance for the Ages

A Performance for the Ages
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要演奏 639 年的 《越慢越好》 A Performance for the Ages
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        People who love classical music would likely appreciate a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. However, if you are not a fan of this genre, you might find it a bit difficult to __1__ its long duration of up to 105 minutes.This symphony is one of the longest pieces of classical music ever composed, but there are others that are even longer and can put to the test any symphony lover’s endurance. In fact, when it comes to performance length, __2__ can compare to American composer John Cage’s As Slow as Possible.

        As its title suggests, As Slow as Possible is a keyboard piece intended to be played very, very slowly. Written in the 1980s, it has been played in performances lasting __3__ 24 hours. In 2001, a group of artists in Germany began building a special organ that would perform an epic rendition of Cage’s work. The first note was played over two decades ago, and the music will continue for another 617 years if everything goes as planned. This means the entire performance will last an __4__ 639 years.

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Words in Use
performance
[pɚˋfɔrməns]
n. 表演;表現
appreciate
[əˋpriʃɪ͵et]
vi. (貨幣)升值
vt. 感激;欣賞
organ
[ˋɔrgən]
n. 器官;管風琴(= pipe organ);機構
compose
[kəmˋpoz]
.vt. 組成,構成;譜(曲);寫(詩、信等)
composer
[kəmˋpozɚ]
n. 作曲家
continuous
[kənˋtɪnjʊəs]
a. 連續的(一直不中斷的)
genre
[ˋʒɑnrə]
n. 類型,體裁,風格
previous
[ˋpriviəs]
a. 先前的
decade
[ˋdɛked]
n. 10 年
duration
[djʊˋreʃən]
n. 期間
symphony
[ˋsɪmfənɪ]
n. . 交響樂;交響樂團(= symphony orchestra [ `OrkIstrJ ])
keyboard
[ˋki͵bord]
n. (電腦、樂器)鍵盤
epic
[ˋɛpɪk]
n. 史詩(作品)
scheduled
[ˋskɛdʒʊld]
a. 預定的,預先安排好的
completion
[kəmˋpliʃən]
n. 完成
rendition
[rɛnˋdɪʃən]
n. (對歌曲、音樂或詩歌的)詮釋
Practical Phrases
take place
 發生;舉辦

The meeting will take place on Thursday afternoon.

這場會議會在週四下午舉辦

compare with / to...
 比較……

Compared with my plain boxed meal, Becky’s seemed like a great delicacy.
我很普通的便當相比,貝琪的便當看起來是山珍海味。

up to...
 多達⋯⋯

The stadium is very large and can hold up to 60,000 people.
那間體育館很寬敞,可容納多達六萬人。

be intended to V
 (某物的)用意是⋯⋯

This French course is intended to introduce students to the French language.
這門法文課的用意是為學生介紹法國的語言。

put to the test... / put... to the test
  使⋯⋯得到考驗

Teaching kids at the kindergarten really put Amy's patience to the test.
在幼稚園教小朋友真的使艾咪的耐心受到了考驗

be few and far between
 少之又少,罕見

Good job opportunities in this city are few and far between.
這個城市中好的工作機會少之又少

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