對拉赫曼尼諾夫而言，每首音樂都有一個最重要的”點“，他稱之為Culmination point 。這個點的前後每個音符，樂句，段落，音量，和弦，織體，結構的設計，就是為了抵到它。要到達”點“不可以是刻意的，相反的須自然從容，渾然天成。Japan developing cyber weapon: report
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The raid in Pakistan was the culmination of years of painstaking intelligence.
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cul·mi·nate (kŭl'mə-nāt') v.intr., -nat·ed, -nat·ing, -nates.
- To reach the highest point or degree; climax: habitual antagonism that culminated in open hostility.
- To come to completion; end: Years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.
- Astronomy. To reach the highest point above an observer's horizon. Used of stars and other celestial bodies.
To bring to the point of greatest intensity or to completion; climax: The ceremony culminated a long week of preparation.
[Late Latin culmināre, culmināt-, from Latin culmen, culmin-, summit.]culmination cul'mi·na'tion n.
Marked by or requiring great pains; very careful and diligent. See synonyms at meticulous.
Extremely careful and diligent work or effort.
painstakingly pains'tak'ing·ly adv.