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Signature Series - E flat minor - The Eccentric

This summer on NXNW we've been hearing some of the most famous melodies in musical history - with a kind of astrological twist. Over the centuries, musicians have had to make a choice when they create a new piece of music - what musical key to use. Many classical composers have felt that each key possesses its own personality. In that sense, the key signatures of music are kind of like the signs of the zodiac: If you mix together the most famous melodies in a given key, you'll discover certain characteristics...even a personality. Sunday after the 8:30 news Signature Series producer, Paolo Pietropaolo introduces us to "E-flat minor - The Eccentric."

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