Now that it’s starting to get hot here.
Stream (Cross the) Heartland by Pat Metheny Group on American Garage for free on Grooveshark.
music for the day after my birthday :-)
Later I realised that music, for my mother, was a secret world that she felt safe in, a world where my father was on the outside looking in, a world where she was the boss and where her imagination was set free.
Jeremy Harmer, Trumpet Voluntary
This is so cool. You normally only see lightning for a split second and it’s gone, but since this is looped, we see the beauty over and over, and the more you look at it the cooler it is
Went on a trip to Kinsale yesterday, and took a few pictures. Here you go!
Ireland’s a nice looking place!
Yes it is
Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann (Op. 9), Johannes Brahms.
I never hear anybody talking about this piece, and never see it on concert programmes. This is unfortunate because it is, interpretively, a rare piece of work that so evocatively captures a man falling victim to his own mind, rare music that attempts to both sympathize and offer rest and healing.
I could not agree more—it’s one of my very favorite pieces by Brahms. And I liked this reading by Katchen so well that I actually put this video together. It’s on my short list of mid-to-large solo rep to work up one of these years…
There are many obvious and hidden references to Schumann and his life and work — including Schumann’s theme itself, the opening motive of which encodes one of his ways of spelling “Clara.” I can’t imagine the impression this must have made on Frau Schumann when a very young Brahms presented it to her…
performing the Body Writing Alphabet at Studio P52, Festival Vertex, Barcelona https://vimeo.com/87572114
Franz Schubert by M.B. Goffstein
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Schubert!