Anton was sitting by himself in the Conservatory courtyard, bent over a manuscript.
"Hello, my good man! I wish not to disturb you but I've wanted to meet you for a while," a voice said. Anton looked up to see an older man standing over him, his hand outstretched.
"Oh! Are you then... the famed Piotr Ilyich?" Anton's eyes went wide as he shook his hand.
"Yes I am. And you... you are Anton Stepanovich?"
"Yes, sir! Oh, I'm so glad to have
The days drag on, each moment multiplies
Within my wounded heart the pain and sadness
Of an unhappy love and, dark, gives rise.
To sleepless dreams, the haunting dreams of madness
But I do not complain - instead, I weep;
Tears bring me solace, comforted they leave me.
My spirit, captive held by grief, a deep.
And bitter rapture finds in them, believe me.
Pass, life! Come, empty phantom, onward fly.
This month, the posts I have planned for the Tuesday blog and on my weekly podcast is “S” for “September”, where the topics have in common well, you know, the letter “S”. For the Podcast Vault, another October 2012 montage, this one featuring Igor Stravinsky as both composer and conductor.
In 1962 (or thereabouts), Columbia Masterworks embarked with Stravinsky in an ambitious 80th birthday
Updated Sep-07-2013 at 04:15 by itywltmt
Because I am intertwining some personal anecdotes to today's Chronique, I will skip the usual reminder of how we do things around here. If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.
My Acquisitions for August
HUMMEL: Piano Trios Nos. 1, 5 and 7
Updated Aug-27-2013 at 12:27 by itywltmt
Link to Part 1: http://www.talkclassical.com/blogs/i...du-disque.html
A Grand Concert Of Musick: Archiv Produktion CD & Catalogue
Found on an "end rack" on sale for $10, this CD is a re-issue of an Archiv LP from 1977 (with additional material from 1984) featuring Trevor Pinnock and his English